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Guest Post: Outlining a Novel is Like Planning a Cross-Country Road Trip

Since my friend Erin is a little preoccupied with writing for NaNoWriMo right now, and since my own blog (karencollier.com) is aimed more at readers of Inspirational Fiction than at writers, and since I’ve had this idea for an article … Continue reading

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NaNo, Seconds to Success

NaNoWriMo offers something to writers that I equate to steroids for athletes. An edge. Let’s make that an Edge. The Edge is that you have to write everyday at 1667 minimum words to “win.” Oh, yes. Winning. Seems that arbitrary … Continue reading

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Does Writing Make My Butt Look Big?

Simple answer, yes. Because I’m spending a lot of time on it. After hours and hours of labor invested in studying craft, researching mythologies, and writing here and there, I came to the conclusion that this career is making me … Continue reading

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How to Become a Better Writer, Part I

To become a better writer. That’s what we all want. To paint worlds with the sweeping and deliberate brushstrokes of our pens, to render real people that will live on in audiences’ imaginations, to tell the truth but tell it slant. We … Continue reading

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