5 Things Not to Focus on When Writing Your First Draft

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Congratulations! You have decided to embark on writing the first draft of your story.

There’s a good chance that you’ve been on this journey before. You tried writing another story that didn’t go as planned. And by planned, I mean writing the story from start to finish.

That’s why you’re reading my blog post. Because you want to get it right this time.

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My Camp NaNoWriMo: Week One

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I swear I’m doing it this time! Several times I’ve said in my blog posts that I’d take on Camp NaNoWriMo but I fall short. I even signed up last April with a project and cabin—but didn’t write one word.

That’s going to change.

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Making Camp NaNoWriMo Work When Life Doesn’t

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Here’s how Camp NaNoWriMo goes for me: I pick out a writing project that I’m psyched to write, yet I find myself with the mantra “I’ll start it tomorrow” because of work and family commitments and errands until I find myself with the month over and no words written.

Has this happened to you?

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10 Songs For Writers About Writing

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Some songs you add to a playlist so that you have music to listen to while you write. Just like you have songs to pump you up for your writing session or celebrate what you accomplished after your writing session.

Then there’s the playlist of songs that honor your story as a writer. That’s what you’ll find in this music list.

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20 Ways to Write More Throughout the Year

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You can’t search for ways to write more as if each day of the year is the same. Some days are longer or shorter than others. Some days are warmer or colder than others. Some days are more eventful than others.

You have to craft a writing strategy that allows you to write more season by season.

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5 Ways to Write More This Spring

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Spring is finally here! After a harsh winter filled with dark days, bitter winds and more snow than I prefer, I welcome chirping birds, blooming flowers and earlier sunrises.

Spring is a time for new beginnings. There’s no better time to start developing new writing habits that get you to write more like this spring.

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