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Confessions of a New Author: The Inevitable Brain Fart

Writer's Block. It happens to virtually all authors. But don't let that discourage you! Here's how to deal with the inevitable brain fart.

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Confessions of a New Author: Can You Hear Me Now?

Every writer has a story to tell, and to tell that story, you need a voice. But did you know that finding that voice isn't as easy as you thought? Your writing style matters!

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Confessions of a New Author: Take Me Away

"Show, don't tell" -- what does that even mean anyway? Scene building is critical to every novel, but sometimes, you can have too much of a good thing.

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The Adventure of NaNoWriMo & Writing a Novel in 30 Days

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a contest among writers to write 50,000 words in one month. And yes, it's as crazy as it sounds!

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Confessions of a New Author: Ready, Set, WRITE!

You've done the tedious planning. Now it's time for the moment we've all been waiting for -- it's time to write your first draft!

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Confessions of a New Author: IDK, Google It

Fiction and nonfiction books alike require lots and lots of research. But its not always Googling something on the internet...

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Finding Paradise – Photo Tour Guide

Finding Paradise takes place on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Now you can go on a photo tour of the locations visited by Mila and Gage in Finding Paradise!

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Confessions of a New Author: But Whatโ€™s Her Motivation?

You've got your plot outline down -- GREAT! But what about your characters? Do you know them from the inside out? If not, you might want to step back for a minute and reevaluate who they are...

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Confessions of a New Author: I Donโ€™t Know What Iโ€™m Doing

So you've decided to write a novel? The outline is the best place to start! Planning your novel is vital, but not always a requirement.