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Branwen Pierce by Adminbranwen - 3w ago

Today I’d like to talk about Camp NaNoWriMo, which happens in July. Last October, I wrote a couple of posts (What is NaNoWriMo? and 7 Tips for a Successful NaNoWriMo) about NaNoWriMo–the National Novel Writing Month challenge that occurs every November. Camp NaNoWriMo is put on by the same people, but it really is a [...]

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Brandon Sanderson answered a fan’s question today about what to do if you are unsatisfied with your writing. Specifically, the fan would get all pumped up while writing and then realize later that what they wrote wasn’t that great. I wholeheartedly agree with how Mr. Sanderson answered, which you can read in its entirety here. [...]

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In this article, I will show you how to avoid info dumps in your writing so that you can create a smoother story experience for your reader. Even if you haven’t heard the term “info dump” in regards to fiction, you’ve probably run across the phenomenon a time or two while reading. The author needs [...]

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Branwen Pierce by Adminbranwen - 1M ago

Every writer will run smack dab into a writer’s block wall at some point: no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get anything on the page. Maybe you hate everything you do manage to write. Maybe you stare at a blank page and words flee your mind like chickens when a wolf is …

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Branwen Pierce by Adminbranwen, Branwen Pierce - 1M ago

In this post, I’ll be explaining nine useful apps and websites for writers that I have personally found to be useful in crafting my stories. But why use any apps or websites? After all, to be a writer, you really only need two things: a writing implement and a surface to write upon. Humans have …

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Branwen Pierce by Adminbranwen - 1M ago

My first short story, The Soul of a Griffin, is finally published! In this fantasy short story, a dying dvergr needs to consume the bones, beak, and claws of a griffin every few days to survive. To that end, he has captured a griffin named Kheer. But little did he know that this griffin is …

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Branwen Pierce by Adminbranwen - 1M ago

Simply put, November is National Novel Writing Month and NaNoWriMo is a shortened form of that name. It’s also the name of this organization and website where you can sign up (free) for a challenge to write a novel in the month of November. They send you lots of encouragement, give tips on how to …

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How many times have you told someone that you have an idea for a novel but you haven’t actually written anything down yet? Well now’s your big chance! November is National Novel Writing Month and the people over at NaNoWriMo issue a challenge each November for people to write a 50,000 word novel by midnight …

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