• How to Make Novel Revisions Pain-Free

    Once you’ve finished your draft, it’s time to revise. Whether you’re staring at a 300-page manuscript or a 1500-word blog post, revisions can feel overwhelming. “How do I know I’ve revised enough?” “What if I still find a typo after I publish?” “Where do I even start?” All are valid questions, and I’m hoping this…

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  • How I Wrote My Novel in Less Than 3 Months

    Is it possible to draft a 100,000-word fantasy novel in less than three months? Short answer: yes, it’s totally possible! In my last blog post, I talked about how I wrote over 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo in November 2019. I’ve never won NaNoWriMo before, and this is the first novel-length draft I’ve finished for myself…

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  • A Book Editor’s NaNoWriMo Experience

    With the new month here (I’m writing this in December 2019) and the end of NaNoWriMo, I wanted to write about my experience as a book editor and writing coach taking part in this popular writing challenge. My Fiction Writing Background Before we get started, I think it’s important that you know where I’m coming…

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  • Gift Guide for Writers

    As the winter holidays approach, you may be wondering what to gift the writer in your life. Perhaps it’s the middle of the year but you need a gift for a writer friend. No matter when you’re looking for a present for a writer, and no matter your budget, here are some useful, versatile gifts…

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