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The World Lost A Legend am writing nanowrimo novel writing writing tips Oct 07, 2020

and it rocked my world (no pun intended)

Hello Writers, I hope your week is going well! 

My day has been filled with a bit of sadness and reflection 

Eddie Van Halen has died--

I've been sending out emails because I have a new course that is open for early-bird...

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How to Write a Novel in a Month & Win NaNoWriMo am writing author character nanowrimo novel writing writing a novel writing community writing tips Sep 30, 2020

Hello, Writers!! 

This month I'm going to focus on how to write a draft fast and complete NaNoWriMo, which is coming up in just a month. 

Today is Sept 30th! Wow, how fast this year has flown by has been crazy, but here we are. 

 NOW, onto some things you can do to get ready...

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How to Use A Beat Sheet am writing author female writers fiction writing writing community writing tips Sep 23, 2020

Even for your novel!

and finish that work in progress. 

 

In film and especially television writing the "beat sheet" is something that is needed to show your showrunner or director the beats of the script so they can approve the story before you spend hours and hours writing...

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You Can Write A Novel in A Month-or Less fiction nanowrimo novel writing writers life writing writing a novel writing community writing tip Sep 17, 2020

Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel but believe that you don't have the time? Well, I'm here to tell you that you can do it!

I've been writing novels during NaNoWriMo since the early 2000s because um, it's amazing. It's like running a marathon in sprint time. 

Really the best thing I...

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Why You Should Stop Focusing on Being A Good Writer screenwriting tv writing writing writing novels writing tips Sep 09, 2020

Forget About Being a Great Writer and Focus on Story First

Have you ever picked up a book that has been on the bestseller list for months and months and the author is all over the publishing news because all the movie deals coming in and how rich they...

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Why Having Pets for Your Characters is A Great Idea character character building national dog day novel writing writing Aug 26, 2020

It's National Dog day! And it got me thinking about the importance of adding pets to our stories. 

Do you do this?

I ALWAYS do. My characters always have pets, usually dogs, but sometimes parrots, cats, ferrets, and fish. The reason is not just for the cute factor but because it's CHARACTER...

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Stop Writing JOKES (and focus on character) comedy novel writing screenwriting tv writing writing writing comedy writing community writing tips Aug 05, 2020

Happy Writer Wednesday!! 

I have a great blog today that will help you if you are writing any story that has characters----so ALL of you!! 

But first, here is a new eBook that I have created and I'm giving it away for FREE. 

GRAB IT HERE!

If you want to write something funny the...

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New Membership for Women Writers female writers fiction novel writing screenwriting tv writing women writers womens fiction writers writers in entertainment Jul 29, 2020

Happy Wednesday Dear Writers, 

today, I'm talking about something new that I am creating for all the women writers out there who want a special place to go talk about writing, career, characters, movies, books, share some wine or coffee, and hang-out with other female writers. 

A new...

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THE END and How to Craft A Great One Jul 22, 2020

Hello, Dear Writers! 

Today I have this short blog about writing the perfect ending. 

Have you ever read a book, watched a movie, stayed up all night watching the end of a series on Netflix only to be left dissatisfied, angry, betrayed by the writer and or just plain icky??

YES, you...

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Oops I Did It Again! novel writing writing writing tips Jul 15, 2020

OOPS! (I did it again)

Hello, Writers! 

I wanted to chat with you today about the idea of writing fast as CampNaNoWriMo kicked off at the beginning of the month!

Many writing experts will tell you never to do this as it makes us bad writers?? You've heard that right? Well, I have the...

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Crushing Your Query: Part Three childrens books finding an agent novel writing query letters screenwriting tv writing writer tips writers writerslife writing Jul 08, 2020

 Crushing Your Query Letter Part 3! 

So, honestly, I didn't even know that I was going to do a part 3 to this blog serious but as I am reviewing more and more queries for clients and writers who have taken advantage of special offers to review from being on my VIP list I can tell you...

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Query Mishaps & How To Fix Them query letter screenwriting story concierge tv writing writing writing community writing tips Jul 01, 2020

Hello, Storytellers!! I hope you are having a fabulous day, morning, evening-whatever! 

This is part two that I just decided to add to last week's blog about crushing your query which you can find HERE or just scroll down after reading this! 

query-letters

So it's time to submit, but you now have to...

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