This useful post from The Write Practice blog includes a definition, examples, advice, and even a practice exercise.
Here’s a great post about what NaNoWriMo is great for, and what it is not. It will help you create a first draft and get down unexpected ideas. A draft like that will need many revisions. Leave your finished work alone for a while at the end of the month. Then go back and start the work of reshaping, adding, and cutting that will make your story work.
My friend Jane Heitman Healy writes about picture books and life in her blog this week.
Write three pages or 750 words a day. This is not for anyone else. It’s just for you. Think therapy or just a random brain dump. Check it out. It might just clear out emotional clogs that are keeping you stuck. Here’s the link: http://750words.com/
Are you participating in one of the many creativity challenges out there this month? It’s almost midway and you could be running out of ideas. Here are some ways to rev your creative engines from the Write Practice blog. http://thewritepractice.com/writing-ideas/
Check out this fascinating post and see whether or not you agree.
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If you’re new to the writing biz, here are some basic things to avoid when you query an agent.
Don’t miss “One in a Million” by Kip Langello in the “Inkwell” column of the current Writer’s Digest. He reveals his secret for success, and it really is! It could save you years of frustration.
Here’s a great post from The Write Practice blog to help relight your writing pilot light, especially if you are a professional with deadlines.