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10 Tips and Tricks for Surviving NaNoWriMo

10 Tips and Tricks for Surviving NaNoWriMo

Every November 1st, writers around the world come together for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). For many writers, this is a day of terror and excitement. But by the end of the month, we’re all hoping to have the completed first draft of a novel… or, at least, a little more progress on one. If you’re asking yourself, “What is NaNoWriMo?”, then here’s a quick summary: NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November, writers across the world attempt…

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4 Easy Tips for Cutting Back on Word Repetition

4 Easy Tips for Cutting Back on Word Repetition

When I’m line-editing my writing projects, I’m a HUGE nerd for sentence fluency. I don’t know why. Each sentence has a rhythm or cadence, and sometimes it just sounds wrong unless I phrase it just right. Word repetition plays a huge role in this and can be one of the easiest things to spot out when you sit down to edit. Of course, there’s a good type of repetition, and a bad type. While the good type sounds poetic, the…

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Staying on Track: The Pomodoro Technique

Staying on Track: The Pomodoro Technique

Like many writers, I struggle to stay focused. There are too many books to read, games to play, memes to laugh at… the internet is truly a curse for those of us who need to get work done. Luckily, some smart people took pity on procrastinating writers like us and came up with ways to get things done regardless of the distractions. One of these techniques that I’ve found, tried, and fallen in love with is the Pomodoro technique. It…

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How Procrastination can Bring Back your Writing Inspiration

How Procrastination can Bring Back your Writing Inspiration

Here’s the scenario, and tell me if it sounds familiar: You’re a writer. You love writing. And you’re super excited to be published for the first time… if you could ever get around to finishing something. Whether you’re stuck finishing a first draft or you’re stuck in an endless cycle of edits and redrafts, you’re still stuck. After a while, your motivation starts to lag and your writing slows. Need your motivation back? Experts say that imagining the future you…

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