Category Archives: Organization

Creating New Year’s Intentions for Success

I’ve heard this phrase used a lot recently (including by my friend, Carie), and I like it. I tend to procrastinate without the structure of goals to keep me on track. But when I make resolutions, it feels like too … Continue reading

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Organic Vs. Outlining

Why it matters… This argument has been raging for centuries at least. I do not presume to tell anyone to change their process but to present the sides, devil’s-advocate style, and justify why I lean the way I do between these two. My prewriting, … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Survive Rewrite Hell

Rewriting is HARD. Rewriting will make you want to throw your computer out a window. I keep telling myself there’s some sort of formula here, there’s gotta be some equation for success, completion, and contentment with this novel that I … Continue reading

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9 Free Expert Sources Every Writer Should Explore

I am obsessed with procedure and process and understanding others’ processes and methods.  As an aspiring writer, you should be on the up and up with expert advice and examples of successful methods. Fortunately for you, I actually enjoy researching … Continue reading

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Failing NaNoWriMo

The title is pessimistic and depressing, but I swear I’m okay. No, really. I felt like I should write down my experience with NaNoWriMo though (yet another means of procrastinating to write on my novel?). I started this month jubilant … Continue reading

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