5 Ways to Raise Your Word Count Rates

The point of these techniques is to get the words flowing faster and freer and temporarily shut down the inner critic that can slow your flow of words. Prompts. You can start with ones written by someone else but I recommend eventually making your own. When you write your own prompts, the topic is more […]

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In Sickness and In Health

So sorry for not posting yesterday. I had a nasty bug and barely made my word count. It bothers me a bit when I’m sick and people say, “I hope you get better,” as though not getting better is a real option. It seems a morbid reassurance. How much better to wish someone “I hope […]

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April Fool’s – 10 Things “To Do” with Your Story

Some WONDERFUL ideas for your book. (some exceptions apply) Don’t know what to write? Just cut and paste from your favorite book. Bored with your main character? Change his name half-way through the book. Hate your bad guy’s guts? Kill him off in the second scene. Word count too short? Add random scenes to flesh […]

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