Plotter or Pantser
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Are You a Plotter or a Pantser Writer?

So, I mentioned in one of my more recent blog posts that it’s important to understand if you’re a plotter or a pantser. I gave a short definition there, but I wanted to break it down further and really explain why it matters. For my purposes here, I’m specifically referring to writers, though I’m sure …

understanding show don't tell
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Understanding “Show, Don’t Tell”

If you’re a writer, you’ve definitely heard the advice, “Show, don’t tell.” It’s impossible not to hear it. It’s everywhere. It’s in articles about the best writing advice, and it’s in articles about terrible writing advice. So, which is it? Well, it can be either depending on your understanding of the phrase. Most people parrot …

how to balance writing and life
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How to Balance Writing and Life

Most writers cannot afford to stay home and write all day. The majority of us balance writing with our daily lives, including work, managing a household, and maybe even kids. This can make writing seem like a chore because you’re exhausted. So, how do you balance writing and life? Create manageable goals By manageable, I …

how to self-edit
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How to Self-Edit

I’m going to preface this by saying while it’s important to know how to self-edit, you often need both self-editing and professional editing. This depends on what you’re writing. If you’re a blogger, you probably don’t need a copyeditor. If you’re writing a book, you definitely will at some stage. Regardless, you need a polished …

how to start worldbuilding
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How to Start Worldbuilding Roundup

Worldbuilding is intense. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it involves creating a world specific to your story. It means a lot of dedication and attention to details. You have to think about whether you’re going to create a language and what kind of government you’re going to have. I could …