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Editing and Writing

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Guide to NaNoWriMo: Location and Chair

Ready for another installment of my NaNoWriMo guide? Today’s chat is about where you write and the chair you sit in. These are what I call “first-level” comforts. You’re probably thinking, “The room and the chair? Really??” If this is your first NaNo, you might not have thought of your personal comfort as you were making your…
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Guide to NaNoWriMo: Word Count and Community

Time to prepare for NaNoWriMo, so you can plunge right in and get writing!

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Dragging Action in Fiction. “Verbing” a Noun

Make these small changes to your action sentences and be surprised how vivid they become!

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Dragging Action in Fiction. Don’t be Passive!

Passive verbs can slow things down, so use active verbs whenever it’s possible and fits well into the story.

Dragging Action in Fiction. “To Be” Verbs – or Maybe Not

We’ll look at things that can slow down your story when you write fiction, and we’ll try to help you produce more lively writing.

Pronouns: Secret Windows Into Your Soul

A pronoun is just a word pointing to something else, right? Boy, is everyone wrong about that!

Feedback, feedback, and more feedback

Get all the feedback you can, and it will help you become a better writer, and produce better books.

Skip the Backstory and Dive In

You don’t actually have to explain everything immediately. Sometimes you don’t have to explain at all.