Category Archives: Writing tips

Five Plot Elements Every Writer Should Use #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop

Five plot elements are necessary to build a story. Each must happen for the story to succeed, and they must happen in the order given. Continue reading

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Seven Tips to Edit Your Rough Draft #ThrowbackThursday

If editing is your least favorite part of writing, this post is for you! I will show you seven tips for editing and proofreading your rough draft and take your book to the next level. I’ve just finished the final, final, final edits for Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf. Proofreading it was a long,…

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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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