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  • Top Free Resources for Word Sprints

    Top resources for word sprints

    Word sprints (also known as word wars) can help you increase your word count by turning a small writing session into a race against the clock and potentially another writer. Here are some resources to facilitate your word sprints: Tools for Word Sprints NaNoWriMo’s word sprint tool: http://nanowrimo.org/word_sprints/ (I believe this tool is available at any […]

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  • Book Review: 112 Christian Authors…

    Title: 112 Christian Authors and Publishing Professionals Share Their Best Advice for Novelists Compiled By: C. J. Darlington Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction Recommended Ages: Any Christian Writer Introduction: If you write Christian books, even if you aren’t published yet, you need to read this book and keep it handy. I started reading it because my writing […]

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  • 5 Ways to Frustrate Readers

    1. Kill characters because you find it fun Come on! You’re a writer and you enjoy this. In fact, you offer a comprehensive package: last words, cause of death, mourning, gravedigging, funeral services, and more mourning. You probably even bring the rain. This is your element but its benefits are twofold if you kill beloved characters […]

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  • The Little Books

    Asking an author for her word count is like asking a woman her weight. Just look at this list of story categories! Micro fiction–under one hundred words Flash Fiction–100 to 1,000 words Short short–1,000 to 2,000 words Short story– 2,000 to 7,500 words Novelette–7,500 to 15,000 words Novella–17,500 to 40,000 words Novel– over 40,000 words […]

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  • Praying for Authors

    When I was younger, I remember looking up to the authors that I knew of. It really didn’t matter what genre they wrote, they were impressive.   Then, I became an author. I began talking with others authors. And I realized just how… well, human… authors are. Take any author, and you’ll find that they […]

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  • 3 Ways to Write More Words Faster

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    Setting a daily word count goal and actually reaching it is sometimes the easiest thing in the world. But sometimes it’s like pulling teeth. Here are three ideas to help you write more words to reach and maybe even exceed your goal: Perry Kirkpatrick Perry is a 20-something author with a lot on her plate. She’s wife […]

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  • Pinned Up!

    I was not going to get Pinterest. So many people were addicted to it, and I’ll admit, I didn’t quite “get” it. But…when I was asked to photograph a few family pictures, I needed ideas. Pinterest was amazing! Fast-forward to today…I’m not hooked. I promise. I’m not. I can go a week without looking at […]