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Editing Writing Process

Revision in writing: How to improve between drafts

Revision in writing, the third stage of the writing process, is a creative, pre-editing phase for developing your material so far and improving it. Read tips to make the most of this process.

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Finding ideas Writing Process

What is prewriting? Preparing to write with purpose

Prewriting is an important stage of writing as it ensures your story project has purpose, a market, clarity, and the conceptual bedrock to build an enduring story. Learn more.

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How to start a book Writing guides Writing Process

Story planning and outlining: Complete guide

Story planning is an excellent solution to avoid getting stuck. Read why outlining stories is a smart choice, methods to plan stories, authors on planning and more, plus find extra resources on planning and story structure.

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NaNoWriMo Writing Process

What is NaNoWriMo? Rules and reasons to do it

What is NaNoWriMo? Learn all about National Novel Writing Month, the rules, and 8 reasons why write-a-thons and writing bootcamps are worth doing.

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Plotting Writing Process

How to write a plot outline: 7 plotting techniques

There is no single method for how to outline a story, but these are some ways to make story structure and planning work for you and your writing process.

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Writing Motivation Writing Process

Writing rituals: 8 good habits of serious writers

Writing rituals and good habits in writing are hard to develop, but once you’ve got them you might just have a great writing process for life.

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Writing Motivation Writing Process

10 writing resolutions for a novel year

Writing resolutions, like other goals, are best kept small and easily attainable. Read 10 ideas for reaching your goals this year:

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Writing Inspiration Writing Process

10 things serious writers do without fail

Serious writers cultivate specific habits. Read Amy Tan on the impetus for writing, Murakami on acquiring endurance and more.

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Book marketing Book publishing Writing Process

How to create a business plan for writers

Business plans for writers are valuable documents for setting, tracking and learning from goals and strategies for selling books. Read 9 steps for developing a thorough plan.

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