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NaNoWriMo Starter Beat Sheet

We’re officially in the final countdown for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where writers across the globe challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November.  To take advantage of the last week of the month that’s been nicknamed “Preptober”, I’m sharing with you my NaNoWriMo Starter Beat Sheet. What’s a  … Read more


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Brainstorm Dynamic Characters in a Flash

Sometimes a character will pop into your head fully formed, like you’ve been friends forever and you know everything about them and can finish each other’s sentences. But sometimes–most times, I’d say–you start with a glimpse of a character. A piece of dialogue. A specific reaction. Or another sliver of information that’s just one facet  … Read more


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