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Tag: Novel Writers Toolkit

National Novel Writing Month–Sowing the Seeds of Success

Farmers work first and play later. They plan. They prepare for the worst and hope for the best, all the while staying fixed on the ultimate goal…harvest. Farmers understand that it is no one great action, but a collection of small everyday habits that leads to success. Writers have to do the same.

Welcome to the Hell–Surviving Fiction

Never underestimate the power of collective minds. In WWBC we now can have qualitative critique that focuses on CONTENT.

Deadly Sin of Writing #7—Drifting in the Doldrums

Conflict can be boiled down to somebody wants something, but then… This is the fuel that drives the machine of your story.

Warrior Writer: Deadly Sins of Writing—Sin #6 Patronizing the Reader

I would wager that most of us do not sit up all night thinking of ways to treat our readers like they’re stupid. Yet, it does happen, and many times I believe it is a very innocent mistake. It’s as if we get so wrapped up in our story that we mentally stumble in that brief span from synapse to keyboard, and inadvertently end up treating our readers like they need a drool cup.

Warrior Writer: Blood Lessons—Deadly Sins of Writing (Sin #4—P.O.V. Prostitution)

P.O.V. used properly can create entire worlds, and breathe life into characters. Used improperly, it can make your reader feel as if she is being held hostage on a Tilt-a-Whirl—not good.