Category Archives: Writing tips

17 Tips to Increase Your Word Count #ThrowbackThursday

This #ThrowbackThursday’s post is from December, 2016, where I discuss how to increase your word count. 2016’s NaNoWriMo is behind us. Officially, I wrote 56K words, slightly under the 57K I wrote in July (that was a I-need-to-finish-this-book project rather than an off-month NaNo draft). Writing at such a speed requires a different type of…

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How to Build a Character Arc #ThrowbackThursday

How to Build a Character Arc A WRITER CAN POUR plot twists, solid conflict, steamy sex, non-stop action, and a fluffy kitty or two into a story and still miss the heart of the reader if the main characters in the story fail to demonstrate some sort of character arc. Readers relate to characters through…

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Story Genius Book Review #ThrowbackThursday

For this month’s contribution to #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop, I’m reviewing Story Genius by Lisa Cron. A member of one of my Facebook groups recommended it to me. Story Genius’ Core Message Story Genius’ core message is to know your character’s why. The author emphasizes the importance of you knowing the origin of your main character’s world viewpoint….

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