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Your Character’s Job May Be More Important than You Think!

Confession time: when I was a newer writer, I didn’t think much about my character’s occupation. In fact, if they needed one, I’d pretty much assign the first thing that came to mind. I didn’t think hard about their career because … Continue reading

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10 Steps To Revise Your Nano Novel

by Lucy V Hay So, you did Nanowrimo and you made it to 50K! Congratulations, but you still have work to do. That’s right, now you need to revise … But where to start?? If you are feeling overwhelmed, then … Continue reading

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Relationship Thesaurus Entry: Co-Workers

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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Giveaway Alert: The Advent Calendar for Writers ($2300 in Prizes!)

Let’s not beat around the bush: 2020 has been a dumpster fire. But don’t worry…we’ve got something that will make this year wrap up better than it started: a custom Advent Calendar for Writers! Even better? It’s loaded up with … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Gifts for Writers

Each year we put together a list of gift ideas for writers – some fun, some functional. This year, let’s face it, writers have struggled more than usual. So this time around, our list focuses on truly thoughtful and useful … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar for Writers Is On Now!

Writers all across the globe look forward to this annual event – the biggest and best writing giveaway around: The Advent Calendar for Writers. What exactly is an Advent Calendar for Writers? You know those Advent Calendars with delicious chocolate … Continue reading

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Master Storytelling and Save: One Stop for Writers is 50% Off

Well, Black Friday is here and keyboards everywhere are heating up. I wish you a successful day of bargain hunting! While you’re out there taking advantage of the sales, consider one that can vastly help improve your writing: a One … Continue reading

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How Stakes Set up Expectations

Last time I coached on Writers Helping Writers, I talked about 6 Tricks to Layer on Stakes, in it, I explained how I like to think of stakes as potential consequences–what could happen if a certain condition is (or is … Continue reading

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Black Friday Deals for Writers

Black Friday is coming and so now is a good time to think about how to invest in our writing career and save money doing it. Here are some of the best writerly deals we’ve uncovered: (FYI, there’s an affiliate … Continue reading

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Stuck in No-Man’s-Land: Your Novel’s Middle

If you have hit the point in your draft where you’re looking out at the vast landscape of your novel with no idea where to go next, congratulations…you’ve probably made it to Act 2. I know, I know, there’s an … Continue reading

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