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2K to 10K: Writing Faster (MORE WORDS, YO!)

2K to 10K: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love By Rachel Aaron This is perhaps one of the most useful writing books I’ve come across so far. It is a very practical handbook, with some of the suggestions sounding so obvious that you feel...

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Big Magic – A Book for Creatives

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert I am a big fan of audio books.  It's great for not only the commute, but also long walks in the evening.  Though I wasn't the biggest fan of Eat, Pray, Love, I stumbled upon this gem and I recommend it highly. If you don't have an...

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Walking and Dictating Your Novel on Your iPhone

This morning I woke up earlier as part of my NaNoWriMo kickoff.  But not too much earlier.  Just 30 minutes.  Then I had a cup of tea to fortify myself, laced up my Kangaroo sneakers and off I went to start my great American novel. I mean, I was armed with my iPhone 6...

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How Do You Write? Podcast

I've really been enjoying Rachael Herron's "How Do You Write?" podcast.  It is relatively new, and up to 21 episodes.  I'm a knitter and had been following Rachael's knitting blog for years.  In 2006, she completed NaNoWriMo and that manuscript was traditionally...

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NO PLOT? NO PROBLEM! Review

No Plot? No Problem! Author: Chris Baty This little book is a powerful tool to help frustrated writers get past their perfectionistic, procrastinating tendencies using a secret weapon that works on most of us in our adult professional lives, a deadline.  If only we...

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Your First 1000 Copies by Tim Grahl – Book Review

So you've written your great novel and you're ready to now start marketing it, right? Well, according to the book launch expert, Tim Grahl, who launched successful authors like Hugh Howie and Charles Duhigg to the NYT Bestseller lists, the best time to start is...

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Using Dictation on the iMac to Write Your Book

As the old adage goes, "How do you eat an elephant?" One bite at a time. NaNoWriMo is 50,000 words in 30 days. How does one crank out roughly ~1700 words a night? I had listened to a couple of podcast interviews where the guests had discussed writing fiction through...

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StoryShop Podcast

In contrast to the Self Publishing Podcast, which features the same three writers, the StoryShop Podcast is a compact and helpful resource. Length: 25 min. Format: a 9 episode series, not including the intro episode.  I blasted through these in two nights of walking...

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How To Write a Novella in 24 Hours Review

How to Write a Novella in 24 Hours Author: Andrew Mayne Length: Short I am a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited.  As a result, since I read on a Kindle, I have no idea the page length of the book.  I read a lot of non-fiction, probably a dozen a month either actually...

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The Story Grid Podcast

This is a relatively young podcast (less than a year old) and I came across it after the co-host Tim Grahl was a guest on The Creative Penn.  I absolutely love it. Tim is the aspiring fiction writer, who comes to the podcast after nearly a decade of launching writers...

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Self Publishing Podcast

I had never heard of these folks, but it was mentioned on an episode of The Creative Penn Podcast so I checked it out. I tried 2 episodes and couldn't even get half way through the 2nd episode. The three hosts, Sean, Johnny, and Dave have co-authored a number of...

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