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Welcome to the most awesome writing site you’ll find on the Internet! OK, I admit to having a bias. But …

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And 30 days later…

This is it. The last day of NaNoWriMo. So how did you do? Did you meet your writing goals? Did …

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Natural antagonists

Every story needs conflict. The kind of story you are writing will determine the main kind of conflict your story …

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Just Asking

Have you ever wondered about fictional characters’ lives outside the story? Does being the ruler of an empire ever become …

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Revision Looping

Sometimes actually finishing a novel and getting to publication stage feels like a big, awkward dance. Turn. And turn. And …

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Pirates!

Every author wants people to read their work. That’s a given. But what if people are reading your work, but …

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Paper chase

Digital tools are nearly entirely ubiquitous these days. Most writers use computers, tablets, or smartphones for almost every aspect of …

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Got Ideas?

Once upon a time … Many a classic story starts with those immortal words. But after that, anything can happen. …

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Cover Ups

It used to be that you could recognize a self-published book simply by the cover. Most were poorly designed and …

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Leading the charge

It’s a pretty standard tale these days. Write some short stories… put them together into a collection… get those stories …

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