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The Best Resource for Planning Your NaNoWriMo Novel

Can you believe it? We’re less than 10 days from the biggest, craziest, event in Writerville: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). That means 50,000 words written in one month, and all the coffee, stale pizza, and Skittles you need to … Continue reading

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Relationship Thesaurus: Friends with Benefits

Successful stories are driven by authentic and interesting characters, so it’s important to craft them carefully. But characters don’t usually exist in a vacuum; throughout the course of your story, they’ll live, work, play, and fight with other cast members. … Continue reading

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Critiques 4 U: Guest Editor Edition

CONTEST IS CLOSED. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH 🙂 It’s time for our monthly critique contest, and the wonderful Marissa Graff is back to provide feedback for two lucky winners! If you’re game to enter this month’s contest, here’s the amazing … Continue reading

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Asking the Right Questions with Character Interviews

Thank you so much to the team at Writers Helping Writers for asking me to be part of the Resident Writing Coaches program. I’m honoured and delighted to be working with such a wonderful community of writers and look forward … Continue reading

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Introducing…The Relationship Thesaurus!

Human beings are social creatures. We’re made to be with others, meaning, our lives are built on a series of interwoven relationships. Deep or superficial, good or bad, these relationships are incredibly important. They contribute to our feelings about ourselves, … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Birthday, One Stop for Writers!

It’s October, which is One Stop for Writers’ BIRTHDAY MONTH. Even better, we’re hitting a very special milestone: it’s been 5 years since the One Stop library opened its doors. FIVE YEARS. WOW! One Stop for Writers is our passion … Continue reading

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Conflict Thesaurus Entry: The Death of a Pet

Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with … Continue reading

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How to Use Your Excuses to Get More Writing Done

Writers are master excuse-makers. Whenever we don’t get the writing done, we have a library of excuses ready to use. I was too tired.I was in a bad mood.I didn’t feel well.I had a hard day.I didn’t feel creative.I thought … Continue reading

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Why Writers Should Consider NaNoWriMo in 2020

Let’s not mince words: 2020 has been a real crap sandwich. COVID has caused all sorts of struggles, anxiety, and challenges. Some of you have had work disrupted. Others wanted to travel to see loved ones and couldn’t. All of … Continue reading

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Conflict Thesaurus Entry: Being Blackmailed

Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with … Continue reading

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