Quadruple Your Wordcount in 4 Simple Steps

Writing faster has been a major concern for me this weekend. I often feel frustrated at limitations placed on my fiction writing (mainly time, typing speed, and focus). So, this weekend, I have enlisted the help of Cady Vance‘s video taking us through 4 simple steps that can help you write faster today. I managed to quadruple my wordcount for today by focusing on improving focus and planning. Happy writing and if you have any other tips about how to write faster, please make sure to leave a comment so others can benefit from your suggestions, too.

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Ray Bradbury’s #1 Top Tip for A Killer Storyline

Thank you for always supporting our troops.

This week, the endless wisdom of Ray Bradbury and his essays on writing have truly been giving me strength and the ability to carry on with my writing. I am immensely proud to say that I am only about 16,000 words away from completing my second draft of The Dream Parade {Part One} sporting a seriously improved storyline. Finally, I am fully unstuck and ready to cross the finish line on my project. And all just because I decided to follow this beautiful piece of advice and decided to follow my heroine and her innermost desire! Have a beautiful Sunday all! And good luck with getting unstuck on your own writing projects.

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The $10 Word Writing Mistake and How You Can Avoid It

Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren’t always the best words. In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message.

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Find the Most Authentic Ending for Your Story – Sam Shepard

Copy of The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning.

Finding the best possible ending for a story is a challenge for every writer – particularly me. With a wild imagination and sometimes even wilder characters, writing an ending that doesn’t disappoint is really hard. So, this weekend I decided to borrow some advice from Sam Shepard who knows a thing or two about writing authentic endings.

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Top 6 Mistakes People Make Self Publishing a Book!

The six most common mistakes people make when self-publishing a book; usefully summarised. A great reminder from my favourite Texan in Tokyo. Make sure to avoid these!

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How Writers Slow Down Time

Certain moments in our lives seem to last forever. Whether it is a first kiss or a car crash, time can seem to stretch…or even stop.

Aaron Sitze explains how this sensation is conveyed in cinema and how the same conventions can be used to slow down time in your writing.

Lesson by Aaron Sitze, animation by TED-Ed.

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