Something you should have been doing all along, raising the stakes is essential to your final build. But doing it the wrong way can break your story. Here’s some ideas for how to navigate it if you’re having trouble.
Now as you approach the climax, you’re going to need to start bringing the threads together. What do you do if you’ve lost track of them? What do you do if your subconscious isn’t letting you proceed through to the end? Here are some ideas.
Writing every day is all about priorities. And sometimes, negotiating priorities gets…complicated. But making those tough decisions are essential to having a career that lasts. Here are some things worth considering.
Sometimes, you fall off the wagon. You miss a few days. Your wordcount isn’t up to where it should be. Here’s how to get back on the job, and keep from falling further behind.
Is it really possible to keep writing at speed, even during holidays, or an interstate move? Find out now, and how!
You love your main character–or at least find them interesting enough to write about. But that doesn’t mean you can treat them like you like them. Your story depends on your main character suffering–here’s why.
As you head into the final third of your book, the whole nature of your story shifts. Here are a few thoughts to help navigate the shift
Research is amazing–research is vital! But it’s more than just fact-checking. Here’s how to make the most of your research time.
There are voices you’ve absorbed from reading, and there are voices you’ve absorbed from living. Both will get in the way of your writing if you don’t figure out how to shut them up. Here are some techniques for doing just that.
It’s one thing to do a one-month NaNoWriMo. It’s another thing to write day-in, day-out, for years on end. People ask me “How do you do this every day?” You might be wondering the same thing about your own writing. Here’s the answer.