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Month: January 2017

Friday Reads

Friday Reads

Welcome to another Friday Reads! I added four more books to my GoodReads reading challenge list this week. For anyone who wants to check out my full reading list, click here. Now, onward to the reviews!

“You’ve Finished Your NaNo Novel, Now What?” – Part Two

“You’ve Finished Your NaNo Novel, Now What?” – Part Two

Part Two: Rewriting is Important Welcome back! During the past week, you’ve hopefully taken a break from writing and even from reading and watching things in your genre. But I know breaks can be hard. Especially when you’ve gotten into the habit of writing every day, it’s easy to decide that you’ll just glance over your manuscript. Or maybe there’s a scene that you suddenly realize you have a great idea for. Hopefully, you resisted, because that will make the…

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Book Recommendation Day: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Book Recommendation Day: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Todd lives in a world of Noise. There is never true silence, because everywhere on the planet, the thoughts of men and animals alike are completely audible to everyone around them. When the settlers landed on the New World, fleeing the horrors of Earth, they did not expect the natives that awaited or the virus that would cause their thoughts to become public knowledge and result in the deaths of all of the women in Prentisstown. But as Todd approaches…

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“You’ve Finished Your NaNo Novel, Now What?” – A Series

“You’ve Finished Your NaNo Novel, Now What?” – A Series

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an event that takes place each November, where writers from all over the world are challenged to write a fifty-thousand word novel in a single month. This year, over 312,000 people participated. I was one of those 312,000. I was actually pretty impressed with myself. I hit day six this year, was significantly ahead of my goal, thought I was doing awesome. Then some personal stuff came up… my novel is still languishing exactly…

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Open Channel

Open Channel

Welcome to another #QuestionTuesday! Every Tuesday, I hold an open forum to answer any writing and editing questions and will even provide feedback on short passages submitted by authors. It’s a chance to ask those seemingly small questions that somehow still manage to constantly hold all of us writers up in our work. Wondering if flashbacks should happen in the first chapter (answer: they really shouldn’t) or if the Oxford comma is actually important? I will answer these questions and more…

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