Writer's Fun Zone by Beth Barany

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The Power of Nanowrimo + Survey!

IN THIS ARTICLE — On the power of Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) and a Survey for you! Jump here to take the survey right away. Welcome new subscribers from the Writer’s Fun Zone...

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Getting Intimate with Your Characters by Kay Keppler

A famous author once said that every book should contain a love story. Now, that author might not have thought that the love story needed a sex scene, but many novelists writing in every genre do include sex scenes in their books. And there’s a problem with that.

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My Favorite Monsters by Nevada McPherson

Halloween is on its way; time to get out Boney, our life-size skeleton decoration. He’s been around for several years now. His skull fell off his neck, but we repaired him and now he’s sitting in a fold-out chair on our porch, waving at passers-by, his skeleton hand high in the air.

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I Don’t Believe in Writer’s Block by Hugh Tipping

I don’t believe in writer’s block. I find the term to be a misnomer. When a car runs out of gas and stops, the driver doesn’t yell “Oh, no! I’m blocked!” The car is not blocked. It just has nothing to run on.

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Are You Positive? by Carol Malone

I don’t know if you’re like me, but watching all the disasters taking place recently has left me feeling forlorn for the loss of life and property, and less than positive about the future.

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Time Management – How to Eek Out More Time by Chloe Adler

I wrote one blog on the tools one can use for productivity before at and all of those tools still stand. They’re all great. What I found was that I used too many at once and that didn’t end up working well for me as I spent more time inputting and checking off than was necessary.

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Q&A with Developmental Editor Sue Brown-Moore and Beth Barany

Recently I interviewed developmental editor, acquisitions editor, and podcaster, Sue Brown-Moore, for my occasional Ask A Writing Coach series. Sue and I talked about editing, how to prepare for an editor, and how to handle feedback from an editor.