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How I Outlined My NaNo Novel

Hey everyone!! We are getting really close to November (yikes!!!) and I think I got my NaNoWriMo novel kind of planned out (maybe??) so I thought I'd share my outlining process with you guys. First thing's first, what is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an event, occurring annually every November,… Continue reading How I Outlined My NaNo Novel

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My Editing Process Part 2 (+ more templates!)

Hey everyone! It's time to talk about editing again! Editing is a big, complicated process so that's why I dedicated two posts to this topic. Last time, we talked about recruiting beta-readers and compiling feedback. In today's post, we will talk about how to incorporate beta-reader feedback into our edits. Disclaimer: This is not the… Continue reading My Editing Process Part 2 (+ more templates!)

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My Editing Process Part 1 (template included!)

Hello everyone! Editing seems like a daunting task, to take an entire novel that is 80 to 100K words and (somehow) make it better. Editing also seems endless: when do you ever stop?! There seems to always be ways to make improvements on a manuscript. A few years back when I was editing an old… Continue reading My Editing Process Part 1 (template included!)

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The 15-Beat Method for Writers: My Thoughts!

Hey everyone! I've been talking about the 15-Beat method for outlining a novel for a while, and it seemed like some of you were curious about it... so here we go! A few points that I want to hit before we start: The 15-Beat Method, also known as "Blake Snyder's Beat Sheet" is a fairly… Continue reading The 15-Beat Method for Writers: My Thoughts!

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NaNoWriMo 2018 Debrief // What helped & what didn’t

Hello everyone! How is it going? I am very barely alive... BUT (and it's a very big but!!!) I WON NANOWRIMO!!!!!! Hahaha yes! November was a crazy hectic month, in terms of writing, work, and life. (Unfortunately life doesn't pause just because of a little huge writing challenge, right!?) In addition to starting my WIP Never… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 Debrief // What helped & what didn’t