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8 Addictive Habits of Happy Writers

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Good morning, my darling! Long time no see. I uh…got a little busy there for a few weeks. Had to dust a few cobwebs off the corners of the blog, but I’m so happy to be back! And with a brand new logo, I might add. Turns out I’ve picked up a new project as […]

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5 Ways FanFiction Improves Your Writing Skills

5 Ways FanFiction Can Improve Your Writing by Nicole Lautore

Who doesn’t love a good Fanfiction? I’m a big fan of Dermione love stories and pretty much any crossover imaginable. I spent countless hours as a preteen writing Harry Potter/Twilight crossovers where Harry kills Edward Cullen, and I probably read more Fanfics than I read original published novels.  But is Fanfiction a waste of time? Is it for […]

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Untangle From The Social Media Comparison Trap – 5 Reminders & Five Quick Fixes

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The Comparison Game. Supported by Social Media. Fueled by You. We are all so very guilty of being a pawn in the comparison game. Don’t lie to yourself. Let’s cut that crap right off the bat. Everyone plays this game. There’s no winner, just losers. No reward. Only wasted time and energy gaping over someone you’ll […]

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10 Ways To Refresh Your Writing Process

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It’s officially post-NaNoWriMo 2015, and my writing process is feeling a little stale. I imagine I’m not the only one. While having a consistent routine and rhythm is definitely a great thing, it’s easy to get distracted and crave a little change in the monotony. Maybe your routine is fine, but your creative muse is […]

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5 Snappy Comebacks To Silence Your Inner Critic

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We all have one. Or many. Inner critics are the bane of a creative person’s existence. Imagine how many things you could have already accomplished in your life if you just ignored that nagging voice? If you kept pushing when he told you to stop? Imagine the possibilities. I do. My inner critic can get […]

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How To Outline Without Getting Overwhelmed (With Resource Links)

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If you’ve read my last post, Why I Quit Pantsing, you know I’ve been doing a lot of research and note taking the last month. I have started my own plotting and planning adventure that (I hope) will nearly guarantee my success at National Novel Writing Month this year. What I’ve found is that outlining an […]

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Currently – Rebranding Myself, Losing Camp NaNoWriMo, & More

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Hey there! Welcome. I hope you’re having a great day so far, and enjoying all the #1LineWed posts on Twitter. Today I want to take the opportunity to do my first Currently blog post. What that means is I’m going to ramble on about what’s going on in my life right now, which happens to include […]

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Here’s How Your Inner Child Can Improve Your Writing

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I am the most childish/mature person you’ve ever met. That’s an oxymoron, but I’ll explain. I had a very short childhood. A great one, but a short one. While my parents tried to give me everything in the world to make growing up the best it could be, things happened to me out of their […]

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10 Easy Graphic Design Hacks for Non-Designers

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Hey there! Welcome, we’re going to talk about design today! Good graphics can make or break your online presence. It can be the difference between master and amateur, just within a few pictures. You may think it’s innocent to slap a messy picture on your Blog or Twitter, with blurry photos and crumpled comic sans […]

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Why the World Needs Your Novel

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Hey there, Happy Monday! Here’s some #MondayMotivation for your coffee cup! We already talked about How to Conquer Self-Doubt a few weeks back, but do you ever have days where you feel like your content is horrible? Every word that drips from your fingers isn’t the best. You’re tired of your story and your characters and […]

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