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Add To Your Vocabulary

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #002.

Evaluate

verb

To determine the significance, worth, or condition of, usually by careful appraisal and study.

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Writing Definitions

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #002.

Like any career or hobby, there’s a whole world built around writing that you may just be beginning to scratch the surface of. And let’s face it, we’re not born knowing how to respond if someone on Twitter asks if the MC in your WIP finds the McGuffin, or if it was just a red herring all along. 

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“What’s My Motivation?”

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #002.

You’ve heard that it can happen. You know people who have experienced it, and they say it was the greatest experience ever. They were writing a novel, and they said an entire section, if not the whole thing, wrote itself.

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Developing Your Character

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #001.

What is his name?

Choosing a name is an essential step in the development of your character. A good name can come to embody everything your character is and represents. You can’t hear the names Indiana Jones, James Bond, or Darth Vader without immediately picturing the characters, their attributes, and what they stand for. 

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Writing Definitions

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #001.

Like any career or hobby, there’s a whole world built around writing that you may just be beginning to scratch the surface of. And let’s face it, we’re not born knowing how to respond if someone on Twitter asks if the MC in your WIP finds the McGuffin, or if it was just a red herring all along. 

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Issue #007 Now Available

Issue #007 of The Writer’s Everything is now available for download. It includes articles on such topics as how a writer can economize their hard-earned words, what genre conventions are, and how you can differentiate an ensemble cast.

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Issue #006 Now Available!

Issue #006 of The Writer’s Everything is now available for download. It includes articles on such topics as how a writer can economize their hard-earned words, what genre conventions are, and how you can differentiate an ensemble cast.

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Prepping Without Plotting

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #001.

So what does it take for you, as a pantser, to prepare to succeed in this year’s NaNoWriMo competition? How about we start with your day-to-day life.

First, don’t plan on going anywhere during NaNoWriMo! As soon as the first of November comes around, you are officially a hermit. You are an introvert. You are a homebody. Tell everyone what you’re doing. Tell them your plan. Make sure they know how important it is for you.

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NaNo Prep For Pantsers

This article was originally published in The Writer’s Everything, Issue #001.

This is it. This is the year that you’re actually going to do it. You’ve been wanting to write a novel for the last ten, twenty, or even thirty years of your life, and now you finally have the motivation to make that dream a reality.

When it comes to motivating prospective writers, nothing has had  more unmitigated success than the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. In fact, I’m sure more than a few of us are counting down the days till November, eagerly looking forward to reaching that 50,000 word count goal on the contest’s 20th anniversary.

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