How to Take Chances with Your Writing

How to Take Chance with Your Writing via KLWightman.com
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If you’re like me, you hesitate to take chances with your writing. What if it screws everything up? What if it goes nowhere? What if it’s a waste of time?

The most triumphant of tales follow a specific story arc that we as writers must replicate in order to be successful in writing our own books. Yet the most memorable of stories are those that take chances, ones that do something so different enough that it stands out as genius among a sea of shelves stocked with hardcover novels.

But how do we get there?

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Is Camp NaNoWriMo Right For You?

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NaNoWriMo gets all the press and Twitter love. But what about Camp NaNoWriMo?

You don’t have to be an accomplished writer to join Camp NaNoWriMo. You don’t even have to like camping to participate. If you want to write and reach a goal by the end of the month, then this writing challenge could be right for you.

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5 Ways Gamification Can Transform Your Writing

5 Ways Gamification Can Transform Your Writing via KLWightman.com
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Does your writing need a jolt? A shake-up? Anything to make it fun again?

So you’re not writing, but it’s not because you don’t like to write anymore. You wouldn’t take the time to read this blog post if writing is just a hobby that’s fading from your life. You’ve just reached that phase of writing we all hit from time to time: writer’s block.

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5 Ways to Write Without Writing

5 Ways to Write Without Writing via KLWightman.com
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You have days where there just isn’t a minute to spare for your writing.

You also have days where it’s socially unaccepted to bring out your pen and stack of paper to write.

And you most certainly have days where you have all the time in the world and absolutely no motivation to write.

But your writing can’t sit on a shelf. Every day you don’t move your writing forward is not standing still but taking a step back further and further until you lose all sight of your writing project.

Here’s a secret: On all these days, you can still write without writing. You just have to approach your writing session a little differently.

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7 Ways to Get Back into Blogging Again

7 Ways to Get Back into Blogging Again
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It happens to the best of us. You meant to skip just one week of blogging for one reason or another. Then another week goes by. And then another, until the only way you can remember when you blogged last is by looking at the time stamp on your last blog post.

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My NaNoWriMo: Round 6, Week 4

My NaNoWriMo Round 6, Week 4 via KLWightman.com
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We’ve reached the final stretch! After a week of holiday meals and family gatherings, the odds were stacked against me to stay on track with my National Novel Writing Month daily and weekly goals.

So, how did I do? Read my progress report below!


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