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From The Archives: Why Writing a Novel is a Good Thing–Even If You Never Get it Published

And here's one final offering from the archives, back in September of 2012. Yeah, so, you want to write a novel.  And you're even thinking of doing Nanowrimo this year. (Nanowrimo = National Novel Writing Month, just in case you don't know, and it's in November.)  But then the voices begin:                              The dreaded blank page. The dreaded […]

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Link Round-up: Tips on Writing

While I'm away in Europe, I'm posting some old articles from the archives and some link round-ups.  Today's selection is on writing tips of various stripes.  Here you go: Saturday Writing Tip: Scenes Saturday Writing Tip: Observation Tips for Writing: Overcoming Resistance Tips on Writing: Writing by Hand Tips on Writing: Building Momentum Writing Tip: […]

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Building Your Fictional World

Recently, I was the judge in fiction-writing contest.  My job was to review the finalists in the novel first chapter portion of the contest, and select the top four winners.  It was fascinating because every entry had a good concept for a story. But. Every entry but one had viewpoint issues (a topic I'll address […]

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