The emotional map of your book is different than the plot, though the two are tightly related. Being aware of this emotional current can bring clarity to your writing, and is a powerful way to progress your story.

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NaNoWriMo’s Executive Director, Grant Faulkner, joined our December #BBchat Twitter Chat to discuss the revision process and what next steps writers should take with their novel in order to be successful.

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When you read for an author, what do you offer? These eight considerations form a kind of code of conduct that can help a writer and beta reader get the most from one another.

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In an ideal world, your book's beta readers will give you feedback on these eight points. It helps if you ask them for this specific criticism in advance.

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Checking your cause and effect chain can only help you devise as tight and compelling a plot for your book as possible.

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Do not underestimate the commitment it will take to realize your story and write a book. Boil your project down to the core components you need to see your project through to the end  and prepare for the task ahead.

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Grant Faulkner joined our January #BBchat to talk about editing after NaNoWriMo and the importance of “revision promises.”

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