Category: Writing Tips

NaNoWriMo-Day 11

Lots of NaNoWriMo participants give up reading during the challenge. Sometimes it’s because of lack of time but for many it’s because they don’t want to get sidetracked with an another author’s work. My tip of the day is keep reading during November. I’ve had days where the muse seems on vacation, but oftentimes taking a…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 10

We’re into the double digit days of the challenge now. Tip of the day comes via the Bookbaby blog post I just read. It actually offers 7 tips about what to do when you’re not in the mood to write (which can often  happen when you’re in the middle of NaNoWriMo). http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/09/7-remedies-for-writers-apathy/

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NaNoWriMo-Day 9

The start of the second week of NaNoWriMo and hope things have started well for you. My tip of the day is one that I know isn’t for every writer but for some it’s perfect. Sometimes finishing that day’s writing on a cliffhanger can jumpstart things when you return to it the following day. Maybe your character’s…

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NaNoWriMo-Day 8

The first week of the challenge is over so how are you doing? Tip of the day is if you find yourself slowing down switch to some dialogue laden scenes. The backwards and forwards, ping-pong effect of two or maybe three characters talking can sometimes help you get back into the swing of the story.

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NaNoWriMo-Day 7

Writing for long stretches can take its toll on your body, especially your hands and wrists causing pain that can make you want to quit. My tip of the day is make sure you take frequent breaks. Walk around, make a snack, or even take a nap.

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NaNoWriMo-Day Six

Tip of the day is have you figured out whether you write best when you have music playing or even the TV switched on? Perhaps you like the sound of silence. I used to have all my fav CDs blaring away, then switched to having the TV switched low in the background, but these days it’s…

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NaNoWriMo-Day Five

The fifth day of the challenge and hope you’re meeting your daily quota. If you’re not then maybe today’s tip will be of some help. If your fingers are hovering and not moving because you’re stuck someplace in your story, no problem. Skip ahead to a scene that’s not giving you some much trouble. You can always come back to…

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NaNoWriMo-Day Four

Hope the first three days of NaNoWriMo have been good ones for you. If not, don’t panic. Tip of the day- we all have days when we’re not that productive, maybe we even face a string of them, but don’t give up. Do something else and then reassure yourself you can get back on track the following…

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NaNoWriMo-Day Three

My tip today is about rewarding yourself. Once you’ve completed your word count for the day, step away from the computer.or your notebook and do something you enjoy. Whether it be watching your favorite TV show, walking the dog, or eating something you love like these cupcakes.

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