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Gear up for NaNoWriMo #Throwback Thursday

#Throwback Thursday. Gear Up for NaNoWriMo. This post is from last December in the aftermath of NaNoWriMo. As thousands of writers gear up for NaNoWriMo this year, heed the common mistakes that could derail your writing: Losing Motivation: Since #NaNoWriMo2016 ended, I’ve noticed a lot of Tweets and Facebook posts about writers losing motivation to…

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RTS – Raise The Stakes in your novel

Does every scene raise the stakes of your plot? Lately, I’ve been playing a little game called RTS.  It stands for Raise The Stakes, and it’s made a big difference in the tension of my novel. In order to catch and keep your reader’s attention, you have to involve them with your characters.   You want…

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