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TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL NANOWRIMO 

Are you a writer who is participating in National Novel Writing Month? First of all, super congrats for signing up, and second of all, click the link to get some tips from someone who has done it and won it more than 10 times. 

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HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL IN A MONTH AND WIN NANOWRIMO

When I first starting doing NaNoWriMo, you couldn't have any more than a title on November 1st, when we started, and I'm old school, so I never know what I'm writing until that day when I sit down. 

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 HOW TO USE A BEAT SHEET

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 it. 

 

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WHY YOU SHOULD STOP FOCUSING ON BEING A GOOD WRITER

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 are---and then the writing is bad, like really bad, and you think---WTF???

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STOP WRITING JOKES & FOCUS ON CHARACTER

If you want to write something funny the very first thing you need to do is to STOP WRITING JOKES! "But, Stephanie, every film writing guru says 3 jokes per page?? Have you ever watched a show or film or even read a book that was supposed to be a comedy but it fell flat? Yes, you have, we all have and it's like time we can never get back.

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HOW TO CRUSH YOUR QUERY

If you have finished your novel, screenplay, or teleplay you need to get an agent and for that, you need what is called a query letter. These scare many writers because it's hard to sell yourself and that is what you are doing. The query letter is your sales letter for you and your story. 

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