writing

How to improve your writing through a retrospective

Have you ever caught yourself thinking you could be a better writer? Having a healthy amount of humility in one’s own work is of course, normal. But how many of you actually work on improving your own writing? Doing a simple retrospective, or ‘retro’ for short, on your writing projects can help you save time, money and ultimately a lot of self-doubt through your writing career.

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How to Write Through Your Novel’s Dreaded Middle

Ah, the dreaded middle of the novel – always a challenge during any novel-writing endeavor. But when its slowing effects impact your prized daily word count during the concentrated NaNoWriMo period, the results can be discouraging – even devastating. As your excitement, tempo and flow wane, you may find yourself stuck with the dreaded work of moving into your third and final act without knowing how to go about it.

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Writing Resources – November 9

Our latest list includes some of the best resources and articles we’ve read online this week for:

  • Writing tips
  • Publishing advice and contest considerations
  • Encouragement and inspiration for finishing your writing projects

So load up your reader and get ready to get your Learn on! Enjoy.

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Writing Resources – November 2

Our latest list includes some of the best resources and articles we’ve read online this week for:

  • Writing
  • Publishing advice and contest considerations
  • Tips for finishing your writing projects

So load up your reader and get ready to get your Learn on! Enjoy.

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How to Begin a Story: Writing Your Character’s Journey to Page One

A great many writers – aspiring and established – face the dreaded question:

How and where do I begin my story? 

It turns out this is less of a question about timing and location, than it is a moment in your primary character’s life where the journey to answer a question begins.

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