Archive for Novel writing

Learning from a macro edit

I completed my first draft in a record (for me) 117 days. I knew it wasn’t perfect, but I wasn’t sure exactly what all I needed to do with it. I’d stared at it for 3 1/2 months straight and it had all become a bit of a blur. Enter the macro-edit. Check out the […]

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How do you write during hard times?

We never know when life events will disrupt every facet of our personal world. As a creative, it can be challenging to continue working during times of emotional upheaval. Stop by My Book Therapy’s Learn How to Write a Novel blog to find out what I did when an emergency room visit uprooted my NaNoWriMo […]

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Do you need a book coach?

Is there a story on your heart? Maybe it’s been brewing for decades. Maybe you woke up one morning and it all came to you. Either way, you start writing, putting the pen to paper. Until you realize that your story is still more like a gloppy lump of clay than the finished sculpture you […]

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