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Author Peggy Bechko’s World: On The First Draft -- a blog post at Larry Brody's TV Writer. Tips for getting that first draft done.

Author Peggy Bechko’s World: On The First Draft -- a blog post at Larry Brody's TV Writer. Tips for getting that first draft done.

How to Write a Book in 10 Steps. Very well advice and direction!

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Thing- Find a word that communicates what you mean without using this generic filler. If you need help, here are seventeen synonyms. That- If your sentence includes “that,” take it out and see if the sentence still makes sense. If it does, take it out. If “that” is referring to a person, change it to … … Continue reading →

Thing- Find a word that communicates what you mean without using this generic filler. If you need help, here are seventeen synonyms. That- If your sentence includes “that,” take it out and see if the sentence still makes sense. If it does, take it out. If “that” is referring to a person, change it to … … Continue reading →

How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life

How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life

How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life--It’s literally a list of the scenes in your novel in an excel spreadsheet. Column One-two sentence summary of the scene. Column Actual word count, etc

The truth is that almost anyone can write a novel . . . but (did you guess that was coming?) it takes a lot of time, persistence, and skill. Much more than I thought when I first started writing.

The truth is that almost anyone can write a novel . . . but (did you guess that was coming?) it takes a lot of time, persistence, and skill. Much more than I thought when I first started writing.

8 Rules of Writing. I usually avoid "rules of writing" like the plague, but these are different and much more helpful.

8 Rules of Writing. I usually avoid "rules of writing" like the plague, but these are different and much more helpful.

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