Good Writing Habits

Insights, advice and articles on the importance of good book writing habits.

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Develop Your Writing Through Sketches

"Writing sketches" are a way to shape ideas in a short time with minimum effort. Use sketches to capture creative bursts and find the path to finish a story and create a polished final draft.
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Three Flavors Of Writer’s Block (And How To Beat Them)

I believe there are three strains of writer's block, and each calls for a different solution. But they all demand the same resolve: you must never give up.
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Creating A Scene List Synopsis

If you've written a book synopsis, you probably built it with great scenes in mind. Now’s the time to fill them in and focus on the rhythm of your story.
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Story Editing: Create A Powerful Story

Editing a manuscript is a big undertaking, both intellectually and emotionally. It takes time and being thorough can be difficult, but the creative story editing process always pays off.
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Counterintuitive Advice On The Craft of Writing

You own all your artistic decisions, so let your heart guide you on your path as you embark on the craft of writing and take your own advice.
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Write Your First Draft Like A Movie Script

Spotlight the essentials of action and dialogue in your first draft, then add all the exposition and descriptive "book stuff" the next time around.
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Writing Characters Who Aren’t Like You

When you write a work of fiction, your characters can be anyone, from anywhere, and from any time. This is exciting creative freedom, but it can also be perilous.

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