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kryptonite
Goals are the perfectionist’s kryptonite. Yeah, I know, quite a statement. But it’s true – at least for me. Some writers thrive on goals, others choke on them. And since NaNoWriMo is all about goals, this might be a good time to assess in what category you belong. So writers, check […]

Goals: catalyst or kryptonite? (a post about NaNoWriMo)


metaldetector
In my last post I introduced the term ‘shit detector’ as coined by Ernest Hemingway. The shit detector came up in the part of the post where I talked about the quintessential writing ingredient of ‘urgency’, and how to know when you’ve hit it: So if you can’t take your […]

How to hone your shit detector





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It’s been a tough two weeks. I had a lot of freelance work going on, leaving me with only small pockets of time to devote to my novel. And though I’d love to be able to tell you those short writing sessions were super productive – the truth is I […]

What to do if you’re stuck – the writer’s guide ...


swimmingpool
You know how books about writing always tell you to make character biographies? Full disclosure, ba-da-daaaa-duuuuuuuum: I’ve never made one. To me it feels like I get to know the people I’m writing about,  I don’t know – while I’m writing about them? In a less rational, more organic way, […]

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