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How to write a first draft: A novel approach

  In learning how to write a first draft, having an effective method is everything. Conventional wisdom says that there are several ways to write the ‘perfect’ first draft, but first drafts are anything but perfect. Writing terrible first drafts is more than inevitable: It’s necessary. Here are several reasons why you should not attempt […]

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Help with writing: Get constructive feedback to improve

If there’s one thing every writer needs it’s another pair of eyes for help with writing. It can be a beta reader or an editor or a fellow member of a writing group. In fact, that was the one question we kept getting over and over from the Now Novel community – how can I get […]

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Today’s writing prompt:

It’s that time of the day (and week!) again – time to let your imagination run free for a little while and create something entirely new. Are you ready? Who was the person who made you feel ‘oh so much’ and what was that ‘oh so much’ feeling? Describe yourself (either autobiographically or as a […]

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Writing exercise of the week:

For this week’s exercise, I want to take you out of your comfort zone and into something entirely different. Can you guess what it’s going to be about, from the word above? Take 10 to 15 minutes with this one (if you can spare it while you drink a cup of tea or coffee) and […]

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Writing challenge of the day:

  Take 5 (or 10) minutes out of Real Life and let your mind wander… This is your chance to daydream, to create, to spin some words out of nothing and into something. Remember, it doesn’t have to have anything to do with your writing projects – in fact, I’d say it shouldn’t have anything […]

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