Why You’re Not an Aspiring Writer

Today’s video is an important one. It’s a little pep talk. I’m telling you why you’re NOT an aspiring writer. Because if you write, there’s nothing else to aspire to. So let’s get to talking!

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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 the Ending to Your NaNoWriMo Novel!

It’s hard to write a novel. It’s even harder to write a novel in a month. NaNoWriMo is a great way to get the first draft of your novel written, but I also like to remind people that while 50,000 words is technically a novel, most traditional novels are closer to 80,000 words or more.

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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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NaNoWriMo Writing Vlog & Essence Cover Reveal

So much in on video! I was able to get some writing in for week two of NaNoWriMo, though I’ll admit not as much as I would have liked, but for a good reason! I’ve been very busy with the re-release of Essence. But before I get to that, let’s talk about some Black Friday sales I’ve got going on that starts today!

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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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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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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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Behind the Book – Original Tag

Whenever someone here’s the concept behind She’s Not Here, usually one of the first questions is, where did you get the idea for the story? Normally, the inspiration behind my novels is pretty simple, but things were different for this book. She’s Not Here came from a deeply personal place, so I wanted to create a tag video so I could talk about it and also allow other writers to talk about what inspired their story.

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Should You Self-Publish Your Book? – The Pros & Cons

It’s always so exciting when you finish writing your book, but the next step after writing the book is deciding how you want to publish it. Should you try tradition publishing, or dive into the world of self-publishing? Both have their pros and cons, and today’s I’m going to be talk specifically what I think are the pros and cons to self-publishing.

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