Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 3

Dispatches from NaNoWriMo, Vol. 3

We’ve reached the conclusion of National Novel Writing Month!

All month long, we’ve been following a group of four ambitious FriesenPress team members as they attempt to write a novel, from scratch, in just 30 days.

As NaNo entered its frenetic final days, we had one final chat with our participants to celebrate and reflect on 30 days of creativity and writing.

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How to Use Your Story Engine to Drive Your Writing

How to Use Your Story Engine to Drive Your Writing

Writing is driven by heat, a burning need to say and express. But the sight of a blank page can quickly cool us down.

Rev up your writing by finding and tapping into your story engine!

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Is Writer's Block Real?

Is Writer's Block Real?

Let’s change the way we think and speak about writer’s block. Here are 8 top tips on how to write when the writing gets tough!

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3 Rules for Nurturing Your Writing Voice

3 Rules for Nurturing Your Writing Voice

As a writer, voice is everything. When you “find your voice,” you feel a whole lot more competent. How do you get there? Here are three critical voice-discovering rules to try.

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5 Ways to Fall in Love with Writing This Summer

5 Ways to Fall in Love with Writing This Summer

There are many ways to 'get it done', but the best way to write your book is to love doing it. What's not to love about summer?

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3 Steps to Uncovering Your Simple Truths

3 Steps to Uncovering Your Simple Truths

The lyrics and music of Lou Reed can teach us valuable lessons about the power of simplicity and honesty in writing.

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No Chores Allowed

No Chores Allowed

5 ways to transform your writing practice from drudge to delight.

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6 Qualities You Need to be a Successful Author

6 Qualities You Need to be a Successful Author

Most people think they could write a novel, but few actually do. Still, there are thousands of people who do complete one or twenty books. What do they have that so many others do not? As it turns out, there are several qualities that separate actual productive writers from those who merely have great intentions.

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