Category Archives: Nanocast

Ep 19: The Voices In Your Head

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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.

Ep 18: How Do You Do This Everyday?

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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.

Ep 17: Pleasing Yourself

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Who are you writing this for? Who are you trying to impress? If you want to free your creative voice, you need to start from the inside, and work outwards. Here’s why it’s important, why it’s difficult, and some tips on how.

Ep 15: Bracketing The Problem

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Brackets can save your flow when you’re in it, but using them the wrong way can cut you off from some amazing opportunities. Here’s how to tell the difference between what you should fix later, and what you should take time off to research ASAP.

Ep 14: Cycling

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Dreading the revisions at the end of your novel? Wondering how to keep your complicated plot from going off the rails, even when you’re working without an outline? This technique can solve both problems for you, and unlock other creative possibilities besides.