4 Tips to Deal with Writer’s Burnout

If you participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) then you might be feeling a little burnt out. You’re tired of writing or you’re feeling uninspired or you’re just looking for the motivation again. Writing isn’t supposed to cause stress, and if it is, it might be time to take a step back to reevaluate things a bit. Here are my top four tips to deal with writer’s burnout.

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Why I Can’t Write a Novel in a Month

I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo for a few years now. Some years the timing just isn’t good and other years I just never hit my word count goal. I’ve always gone with the theory that any words written is better than no words written. In fact, I started writing my third novel, She’s Not Here, for National Novel Writing Month 2015. However, I’ve never officially won. This year I was a NaNoWriMo Rebel and made my goal to write 20,000 words, which I did! However, I’ve never actually won. So I’ve come to terms with the fact that I just can’t write a novel in a month. And I’m sure I’m not the only one!

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How to Write a Killer Plot Twist!

What makes a great novel that makes you want to read every book the author has ever written? That answer would be up for debate but I think it’s safe to say a killer plot twist can convince any reader to read more from that author. While plots twists aren’t a must-have when it comes to writing books, it can certainly make a book more interesting, so today I’m talking all about how you can add a plot twist to your novel with some simple foreshadowing tricks.

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10 Tips to Win NaNoWriMo

We’re just about at the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month. Some of you are probably starting to feel burnt out while others might have the finish line in sight. Regardless of how many words you’ve written, I have ten tips to get you write more, write faster, and to win NaNoWriMo so you can get the first draft of your novel finished! So, let’s get to writing!

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NaNoWriMo Writing Vlog – Adventures in Arizona

NaNoWriMo week 1 was a little less than successful. I expected that I wouldn’t get many words in because I was traveling for a work conference, but I didn’t realize just how few words I would be able to fit in. If you get anything out of this vlog, I hope that you see it’s okay to fall behind in writing, don’t stress about it and of course, go on adventures whenever you get the chance.

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How to Make Writing a Daily Habit – Tips for NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the perfect time to learn how to make writing a daily habit! Habits are usually formed within 30 days and guess how many days are in November? That’s right, it’s a match made in heaven! Join me in this video as I guess little things you can do to help making writing on a daily basis easier! These tips will make it easier to write more and faster! Don’t forget to download your free printable: http://bit.ly/2F87SYG

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Hocus Pocus Writing Tag

Happy Halloween! What better way to celebrate Halloween than doing the writing tag created by Kim Chance and Destiny Murtaugh. Be sure to watch their original videos!

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Writing Contest with Reedsy! (Open until October 26th)

I’m taking over Reedsy’s short story contest! You could win a $50 gift card and be featured on Reedsy’s blog!

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How Many Hours a Day Do You Spend Writing?

This video is so important for a few reasons. A lot of people have been putting pressure on themselves to do more and more and be as productive as possible. As writers, this means we need to write more. But the truth is, writers don’t need to write for hours a day, or even every day. In this video we’re going raw and uncut to see just how much the writers from the Wander Writer’s Retreat actually write.

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How to Plot a Novel with Brittany Wang

The hardest part about writing a novel is usually the first draft. If you’re a pantser, like myself, you tend to make it up as you go, but if you’re a plotting, like my dear friend Brittany Wang, you’re going to spend awhile plotting out your novel to discover what the story is going to be.

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