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Stop Plotting Paralysis, Use a Central Premise

Stop Plotting Paralysis, Use A Central Premise SEVERAL PLOTTING METHODS are based on a structure that takes one concept and builds on it, expanding and splitting until a workable outline is achieved. By breaking the plot into small steps, the overwhelming process of plotting an entire novel is avoided. These methods are based on a…

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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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Looking Back at the Birth of a Novel #ThrowbackThursday

Looking back at the birth of a novel With the launch of Love’s Brilliant Wreckage this week, I thought I’d do a little bit of looking back at the birth of a novel. How did I start? When did I start? Here’s a post from 10-30-17 on why I decided to start this particular book…

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