Stretching It Out: Keeping Your Body Healthy

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Stretching It Out: Keeping Your Body Healthy
Image For Authors,Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

Hemingway was known for putting his typewriter on top of a dresser and writing while standing.  He was the exception to the rule. Normally, writers sit a great deal.  I can sit for hours hooked into my writing but that isn’t healthy. Extended time in a seated position can create circulation issues in the legs,
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My Writing List for 2017
Image For Authors,Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

I don’t like resolutions. I’m more of a list girl.  The difference?  Resolutions, to me, are more like wish lists you already know you aren’t going to follow through on.  It’s just a matter of time. Lists require commitment. They linger on the page reminding you, nagging you, to follow through with a check mark
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How to Add a Subplot (Even When You Think You’re Done)
Image For Authors,Writing Advice,Writing Advice Phoebe Darqueling

This month on Our Write Side, we’re exploring when “enough is enough,” but also those times when you need to add a little bit more. In my last post, we explored Blake Snyder’s 15 beats you need to give your overall story and main character an interesting and satisfying arc you readers will enjoy. In
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How to Recharge Your Creative Battery After Publishing
Image Creativity Help,For Authors,Marketing Advice Phoebe Darqueling

If you’ve reached life post-publication, then you don’t need me to tell you how much work you’ve just accomplished. I’m going to start off assuming you’ve already learned some helpful tips about capitalizing on word of mouth and using social media to find readers. Like a rockstar, you’ve researched how to do a book signing,
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Battling to the End: How to Keep Your Focus the Last Week of NaNo
Image For Authors,Writing Advice Phoebe Darqueling

Greetings Word Warriors! If you’ve made it here to the final stretch of NaNoWriMo, I salute you. On the other hand, if you’re reading an article about the last week of a NaNo rather than writing your novel, you’re probably looking for more than a cheerleader. Perhaps you’re simply feeling tapped out after so many days
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Don’t Get Mired Down in the Details
Image For Authors,Writing Advice Andy Peloquin

We’ve all heard the old chestnut “God is in the details.” Basically, it means that details are important. A great story is built up of tiny little details. The single sentence spoken by Character X at the beginning of Chapter One may become instrumental in the outcome of Chapter Forty-Six, or the carelessness in Chapter Four could
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How Do You Prep for NaNoWriMo Writing Success
Image For Authors,Writing Advice,Writing Advice Stephanie Ayers

NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow!! That’s right. It ‘ll be here sooner than you expect. It will sneak up on you like an ill-intentioned shadow creeper, and since I don’t want you to start a 50k run on words alone, I want to help you prepare. The biggest step is choosing what to write. It’s sneaky. So often, NaNo
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