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How to Have Fun AND Create Amazing Characters by Rochelle Melander

Dear Writers, It’s time to plan for National Novel Writing Month, and I can help! Tomorrow at the Write Now! Mastermind class, I’ll be talking to Angela Ackerman about building great characters. If you’re not signed up yet, you can … Continue reading

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How to Create Conflict and Plot Out of Character by K.M. Weiland

If you’re a NaNoWriMo participant or wannabe, you know that we’re counting down the days to the 2013 challenge with lots of blog posts to help you prepare. Next Tuesday, I’ll be offering a chance to win a copy of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Add Emotion by Rochelle Melander

Have you heard of, “saidism?” No, I did not misspell sadism. Saidism most commonly refers to the conceptions of Professor Edward Said. But lately, some bloggers have used the term saidism to refer to either the overuse of the word … Continue reading

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Five Writing Tips Inspired by Jane Austen by Jane Nardin

I’m delighted to welcome author and professor Jane Nardin to the blog who has brilliant advice for us from Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice. Follow the directions below the tip to enter to win a copy of Jane Nardin’s … Continue reading

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Who Are You: Characters That Stand Out To Readers by Angela Ackerman

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Angela Ackerman to the blog. She’s an insightful writer and blogger who is the coauthor of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. In today’s tip, she talks about how you can create … Continue reading

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Writers Read: Writing Books by Laura Howard

The bookshelf pictured on the left? It’s just one of my bookshelves dedicated to writing books. On the other side of my office, I have  a whole shelf of new writing books to read. And, thanks to Laura Howard’s great … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Who by Rochelle Melander

Although I love a twisting plot, I tend to fall for books with well-drawn, intriguing characters. If the characters are rich, I find myself quoting them and relaying their experiences to my husband, almost as if they’re real people. I’ve … Continue reading

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What do You Love? Planning Your NaNoWriMo Book by Rochelle Melander

Remember what it was like to be in love? I’m talking about those first few weeks or months, when you can barely last a day without each other. You’ll sacrifice work, food, friends, and even sleep to spend a few … Continue reading

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Countdown to NaNo: The Who

Maybe one of the best part of the write-a-thon is choosing who you get to spend it with. I’m not talking about your NaNo buddies, though they are important. I am talking about the characters in your book. These will … Continue reading

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Countdown To NaNo: Get The Basics

When we travel, I buy postcards. I rarely send any. I think about it. Sometimes I even take addresses and stamps with me. But, I usually end up bringing all those postcards home and stuffing them in the stationary drawer. … Continue reading

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