You can juggle fiction and nonfiction writing in your career, but you'll need organization, diligence, and the ingenuity to recognize how to give each skill set its proper time, place, and respect in your writing life.

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It’s the start of the new year – and it's finally time to write the book you've been thinking about. Except, you're not even sure how to start writing a book. If you dedicate yourself to the task, you can finish your book within a year.

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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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A micro-memoir focuses on one moment – maybe only seconds long. Whether it's the actual start to your book, or just a way to get you to start the writing process, these little scenes will set the stage for the larger story.

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I break the writing process into two parts. Part one includes planning, organizing, outlining, researching, reading, and taking copious notes. The second (and most important) part is writing.

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To enable myself to write full time, my work/life balance can’t be too loose or too strict. It’s critical to feed the passion and provide for myself and find the perfect levels for each.

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