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How to Write a Book in a Month

November is National Novel Writing Month As most writers know, November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo. An estimated 400,000 aspiring authors will attempt to write 50K words in 30 days, November 1st to 30th. It’s a daunting, challenging task to write a book in a month. I’ve officially participated in November, April (spring NaNoWriMo), July…

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The Five Whys #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

The Secret of the Five Whys The secret of the five whys is known to a few writers, but it’s such an awesome way to know your characters and thus make plotting easier, that we had to share. Feel free to pass it on. A long time ago, when I started writing, a friend (hey,…

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Plotting Backward #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

PLOTTING BACKWARD Plotting backward might seem counter intuitive when you’re plotting a book. After all, isn’t the object to go from front to back? Plotting backward is a great tool for jumpstarting writer’s block. If you’re stuck and can’t push through the wall holding you back, jump to the next scene you know you can…

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