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Write your first draft with your heart. Rewrite with your head.

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Write your first draft with your heart. Rewrite with your head.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
Writing Tips #168:How to Make the Reader Give A Damn.
Tips by: NaomiOriginally posted on: Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek. Here’s the thing about Harry Potter. Sure, the magic is great, the villain frightening and the action hard to look away from. But, do you know what really made J.K. Rowling’s series sell billions of copies? We...
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How to Plot A Complex Novel in One Day (It WILL take all day)
Now first, I have to say, that the plot you’re able to come up with in one day is not going to be without its flaws, but coming up with it all at once, the entire story unfolds right in front of you and makes you want to keep going with it. So, where to begin? What is your premise and basic pl...
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No Plot, No Problem: How to Write Without A Clue Where it's Going
Now, I’ve been talking a lot in the past few weeks about planning novels and I just want to remind everyone, novels don’t necessarily need to be planned! Not at all. In fact, a good number of writers hate planning. It’s completely understandable. I don’t blame ‘um. So, ...
Useful Writing Websites
I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out! Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I think it also allows you t...
Focusing on the Middle of Your Novel
Many writers worry about developing the middle of their novel or they simply lose motivation when they start thinking about what to write about. Even if you know the beginning and end of your novel, it can be difficult to connect the two and build an exciting plot inbetween. The best way to begin ta...
Character Voice Consistency
Keeping a character’s voice consistent throughout a book can be a challenge. There are a multitude of factors to maintaining a character’s voice. Keep in mind that as the character develops, the voice doesn’t change. A character’s voice at its core can best be described as a character’s personality....
Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when ...