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10 Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count for NaNoWriMo — The Educated Writer

Jade Young was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post on her blog, The Educated Writer. Hop on over to her site to check it out and read my post on “10 Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count for NaNoWriMo.” Please join me in welcoming guest…

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7 Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready for NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month, known among the in crowd as NaNoWriMo or just NaNo, starts November 1. Does writing a whole book (a.k.a. 50,000 words!) in thirty days sound tempting? Does it intrigue you? Maybe instead it overwhelms you. You like the idea of completing a book that fast but…

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Ask the Editor Episode 1: What Kind of Editor Do I Need?

A New Feature Welcome to the first episode of Ask the Editor, a feature where I—the editor, of course—answer your questions on writing, editing, and self-publishing. I’ll be doing this via YouTube but will be posting all of the videos here on the Wordy Speculations blog as well. Our First…

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Book Review: Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes

Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels Gwen Hayes 2016, 100 Pages, Kindle Edition ISBN-13: 978-1530838615 ISBN-10: 1530838614 Romancing the Beat is a concise book on story structure for the romance novel by author and editor Gwen Hayes, who herself confesses to loving “kissing books.” As an editor, I…

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