Planning & Productivity

  • 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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  • Planning Your NaNoWriMo Project

    Happy October, writers! Can you believe it’s already autumn again? Actually, can you believe it’s almost time for NaNoWriMo again? Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about planning for NaNoWriMo, and it’s what I was planning during my recent writing retreat (which you can see more of on my instagram, @btleditorial). I love productivity, and…

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  • Setting SMART Goals as an Author

    Before you can get started with conquering your word count goals and building your writing career, you need to figure out what you want. That means you need to set some writing goals, whether that’s for your project or your career in general. And you don’t need to have some grand “master plan” figured out!…

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  • What to Do When You Can’t Write

    Have you ever sat down to write, knowing what you want to work on, but as soon as your document opens up, you just can’t form words? Just as we all have good writing days, we all have bad ones, too. And that’s okay! That’s part of the writing process. So, how can you fill…

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  • Why You Need to Set Writing Goals

    Happy New Year! It’s officially 2019, and the new year always gets me excited and thinking about everything I want to accomplish. 2018 was a big year for me, both as a writer and a business owner. I want to continue that momentum in 2019, which is why this week’s blog is all about goals.…

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  • How a Writing Coach Can Help You

    How a Writing Coach Can Help You

    Imagine that you’ve hit a road block in your current writing project. You’ve asked your friends for input, and while their support and ideas are helpful, none of it solves your problem. This isn’t something an editor can help you with, either–it runs deeper than grammar or plot timeline. What you need is a writing…

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