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Tag: NaNoWriMo 2020

7 Plot Structures for Pantsers

by John Peragine

For NaNoWriMo, I decided it was time to write book two of my trilogy, The Secrets of the Twilight Djinn. I learned volumes by just finishing the first book of the series. Book one was a bit of a fluke (I wrote about it here and here) and I had to make a decision on how to approach book two.… Read the post

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10 Ways to Get a Stuck Story Moving Again

By Janice Hardy,

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It happens to the best of us.

We’re writing along, happy as can be, and then WHAM! Our story stalls. We write a scene, scrap it, write it again, move pieces around, cut and paste the same paragraph in nine different spots, but nothing works.… Read the post

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3 Ways to Shipwreck your Creativity (Do this instead!)

Writers constantly juggle deadlines, word counts, obligations, and self-care. Often we whine about it (at least I do). Often we shipwreck our own creativity. However, one of the best qualities of any writer is resilience.

Today, I'm taking you on a virtual journey to meet a writer named Anna McLean.… Read the post

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Has the Coronavirus Changed NaNoWriMo?

As we have all seen, the coronavirus has changed the rules for almost everything. Change is hard for almost everyone, and I know dozens of people who are reeling from the onslaught of unexpected challenges 2020 has brought. But for many, this year of change has opened doors to areas they might not have ever explored.… Read the post

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