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Writer’s Playlist

Here’s a fun list of songs for all you “Crazy” writers out there. It’s difficult to know when to stop editing but eventually you have to “Let it Go.” Just remember “The Waiting is the Hardest Part.” And “It’s a Long Way to the top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)“. Whatever you do, “Don’t Stop …

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Two Years of my Writing Journey

 It seems crazy but it’s been a little over two years since  I started this blog.  My first blog was aimed mostly towards using fairy tales as inspiration for stories, but when I started this blog I wanted it to be more about my adventures in writing as a whole – which doesn’t always include fairy …

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How to Defeat Writer’s Block with Lies and Deceit

There is no secret as to how you finish a novel, you just steadily work on it: page by page, chapter by chapter, day by day. I write 4-5 days a week. And I pretty much follow the same ritual. I write in the mornings when it’s quiet. I drink 1-2 cups of very strong …

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Writing in Silence

As everyone is writing this month either for NaNoWriMo,  or like me, working on a work-in-progress, I’m curious as to if you must write in silence, listen to music, or need a noisy coffee shop in order to write. I’m a silent writer: no people, no television, no music. There are a couple of reasons …

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Rough Draft: the Good, the Fair, and the Ugly

After reading through and making notes to the rough draft of my novel, I scored each chapter on how well I believed it flowed and how much work was still needed. Right now, I’m on chapter 6 (Fair) and I really like how this tiny bit of information has helped me as I approach each …

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Keeping a Novel Diary

I think keeping a diary as you write a novel can be a really good thing for your next book. I’m working on my rough draft and struggling a bit right now. I started wondering today, is this how I always feel when I’m writing a rough draft? And then I remembered, I took notes …

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What’s in a (Character) Name?

I’m trying to find a name to fit my romantic comedy’s female main character. Right now I have a placement name of Lexi Dylan, but it doesn’t fit her well, and I think it may be a little too cliché.  To me, the names of my characters are just as important as any other aspect …

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