How To Take A Break From Writing Without Losing Your Motivation

How To Take A Break From Writing Without Losing Your Motivation

Writing when it's going great makes you feel invincible. The words are flowing, the scenes are coming together. You've solved that one plot hole you didn't think you'd dig your way out of. The dialogue is on-point and your imaginary friends are talking. The muse has even blessed you with an abundance of ideas after …

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Signs You_re Ready To Move Onto A New Manuscript

Signs You’re Ready To Move Onto A New Manuscript

If you’re a writer who has typed “The End” on a manuscript, you know it’s just the beginning. There’s still the second draft. Endless edits. Incorporating beta feedback. Re-writing whole sections. Adding or dropping characters. At least five (or more) other drafts—and that’s before you look for agents, tackle the dreaded synopsis, or prepare to …

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Are You Doing Enough? And Other Questions From A Writer's Overloaded Mind

Are You Doing Enough? And Other Questions From A Writer’s Overloaded Mind

Writing a book isn’t an easy task. Finishing it, selling it, pitching it, or submitting it, feels just as insurmountable some days. There are writers who never achieve such a milestone. Not because they didn’t want to—or try to—but because everything about writing is hard. You’ve got to think of a story. Write it. Re-write …

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