103 Bracing Quotes to Propel You Through Your First Draft

By M.J. Bush

Tough NaNoWriMo?

Feeling lost and haunted by wordcounts unmet?

Or wishing NaNo was your thing in the first place?

I see you.

There’s hope. Writing doesn’t need a strict timeline to happen. There doesn’t have to be some grand “starting day” for words to start hitting the page, and there certainly doesn’t have to be a designated month when writing happens.

Your story can still get written.

I’m calling it. It’s time, right now, to stop concentrating on the past and start thinking about your story.

Maybe that sounds impossible. You’ve been trying all month to just think about the story, but too much thinking and the wordcount doesn’t get met, or you just end up seeing everything that’s wrong with what you’ve already written. And you’re beyond frustrated.

Yep, I see you.

You need a quick, invigorating shower in the words of those who have gone before.

So get ready to snap your head back into writing-readiness with the advice and encouragement of authors, editors, and agents.

17 minutes, and you’ll be raring to write again.

Read the full article at Writing Geekery.

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Want to Help Me Win a Writing Retreat in a Castle, or Win it Yourself?

There’s only two days left to this giveaway, but there’s a contest to send one National Novel Writing Month writer to a castle for November with a bunch of bestselling authors to offer their advice!  You get more entries by referring your friends.  So I’m referring all of you!  As I’m sure most of you know by now, I do NaNoWriMo every year.  This sounds like a dream come true to me and I’d really love to win it.  You can enter, or support my entry, by going to this link or clicking on the pic!  Thanks for your support, all!

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Camp NaNoWriMo Projects

I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo this year, and I’m currently working on four different projects.  So far I’m actually doing pretty well.  I was originally not going to do the contest entry and instead I was going to do my anthology story, but I’ve finished it already.  Here’s my list of projects: Goal: 20,000 words. I’m […]

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10 Tips for Writing Great Fiction

I love Jenna Moreci’s YouTube channel! I’m sharing some of her writing tips because not only do I generally agree with her advice, but I enjoy the way she presents them. (Except that she’s a plotter and I’m a plantser, so we don’t always see eye to eye about that. She likes more planning than I do; I prefer to have a general outline and allow things to evolve organically from there.) Either way, it’s good advice, especially for beginners. Enjoy!

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A Note on Upcoming Projects!

So I figured it was time I talked a bit about my own writing, because I’m excited about it and I want other people to get excited about it!  I’ve got a few irons in the fire right now: I’m working on two novels at the moment.  The one I’m giving my most immediate attention […]

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