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How to Weave Your Story Into Your Sequel

If you’ve finished your first book, you ought to be working on your sequel. Your second book is a fun, yet completely new challenge. Unlike the first story where you have a fresh slate, a sequel requires coming up with something totally new – but staying true to the original story. Personally, I’m finding that […]

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The Beta Reading Journey

Today, I’m super excited to have a really awesome guest post. My beta reader, Lydia, is sharing her experience in beta-reading several incarnations of The Assassin. And there may be a few comments from me in there, too.  Hi! For those of you who don’t know, my name is Lydia, and I blog over at Thinking in […]

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Writing and Priorities

Writing is something that I absolutely love. It gives me the ability to express myself in ways that my vocalized words can’t. If I had my choice, I’d write all day long, but sadly, I don’t have that option right now. I have other priorities. But wait, shouldn’t writing be a priority? Here in lies […]

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Editing Etiquette

Today, I’m super excited to have Ginger & Books’ first guest post, by Jami Montgomery. Jami just happens to be the Editor for The Assassin. Writing and editing go hand-in-hand. If you’re a writer of any kind, whether you’re a blogger, a novel writer, or even a songwriter, chances are you’ve had to deal with editing. […]

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Jumping Around or Staying in Place?

For a long time, I never questioned my writing strategy. When I was in high school, I stilled used Microsoft Word and I wrote in chronological order. Well, I eventually moved to Scrivener, but I still wrote in order of how the book would eventually read. This summer though, I began to wonder if that […]

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Fast-Drafting Your Novel

This summer, as I listened to podcast after podcast, I was introduced to a new concept of writing: fast-drafting. So, today, I want to talk about five things you can do to make fast-drafting work for you. Fast-drafting is essentially what it sounds like. You write your novel fast. NaNoWriMo could be a form of […]

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5 Things on Love Triangles

5 Things on Love Triangles

Over the past few years, the love triangle has gotten a really bad rap, and I understand that. Two guys who fall in love with the main character, when she herself has thought she was unlovable? It sounds ridiculous, but I have a confession to make. My sequel has a love triangle.   And it […]

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