When Writing Becomes Frustrating

When Writing Becomes Frustrating

Your frustration with writing makes you a better writer.

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When Characters Act Out of Character by Amber O'Toole

When Characters Act Out of Character by Amber O'Toole

Sometimes in the flow of creativity, your characters will end up making some of their own changes.

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Character Flaws: Adding Depth to Your Characters

Character Flaws: Adding Depth to Your Characters

The Negative Trait Thesaurus defines a flaw as “a self-focused trait that does not take into account the well-being of others, damages or minimizes relationships, and holds the character back in some way (denying self-growth).”

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Mike Loomis: What's Your Name Worth?

Mike Loomis: What's Your Name Worth?

If it can’t be absolutely your very best effort, you better not put your name on it.”

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Point of View How-To

Point of View How-To

When we read a book, we see a story through the eyes of a character, or narrator, which is called the point of view.

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Mindy Schoeneman: Writer's Confidence Has Abandoned Me

Mindy Schoeneman: Writer's Confidence Has Abandoned Me

I am a writer. I am a writer. I am a good writer.

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How to Beef Up Your Dialogue in Your NaNo Novel

How to Beef Up Your Dialogue in Your NaNo Novel

Many authors shove in a few “he sighed” and “she shrugged” tags and call it a day. Overuse these, and your readers will be sighing and shrugging too.

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NaNo's Eve: 4 Steps to a Successful Day 1

NaNo's Eve: 4 Steps to a Successful Day 1

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is upon us! A time of excitement, regret, and hair-pulling all on the first day.

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How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo Now

How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo Now

National Novel Writing Month is right around the corner, so let’s find out how you can prepare for it—right now!

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