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Make Your Story Golden with Systematic Editing
Photo of the head of the statue of David by Michel Angelo against a limestone wall with the text overlay "Every rough draft has a story inside. It is the task of the writer to discover it. Lynette M. Burrows with apologies to Michel Angelo.

No matter whether you’ve written your story strictly following your outline or you’ve discovered your story as you wrote, the rough draft usually will benefit from some judicious editing. You probably finish your first draft in a blaze of glory. It’s done!… Read the post

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Five Ways to Beat the Mid-NaNoWriMo Slump

by Eldred “Bob” Bird

The picture is of an old-fashioned manual typewriter.  The paper in the typewriter states the words "Write something."

November is here and we all know what that means. It's NaNoWriMo time. As we're jogging past the one-week mark, I'm sure that some of you are starting to notice a blackhole forming in your brain. The dreaded mid-November slump is on the horizon.… Read the post

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Writers: Are you taking care of yourself?

by Sarah (Sally) Hamer

self care checklist - handwriting on a napkin with a cup of coffee, healthy lifestyle, habits and personal development concepts

Writers are notorious for spending a lot of time alone, sitting too long in front of a computer, not socializing, and just not taking care of their health. These habits often get even worse during November because of NaNoWriMo.… Read the post

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10 Steps: NaNoWriMo to Publication

by Piper Bayard

It's December, which is known to writers as the month after National Novel Writing Month. The intensity of the push is over. We blink and search around like the lights just came up in the bar. Or maybe our expressions are more like that look a cat gets when a kid puts a paper bag over it for a few seconds and then pops it off again.Read the post

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The Benefits of Writing SMART Goals

by Ellen Buikema

For many of my teaching years, I used SMART goals for my learning disabled (LD) students as a part of their Individualized Educational Plans (IEP). These students needed to learn how to use their academic strengths to find a way around their learning impediments.… Read the post

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