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Book Four is Complete

Book Four is Complete

During National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I spent a few days in a condo in Oahu, Hawaii. There I planned and began writing Book 4. (Spoiler alert – In Book 4, Jen will spend a little time in Honolulu, and on Justice Island.) After spending some time reviewing and editing the first three books, I’ve completed my final tweaks and passes on Book Four. The next project I will...

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Getting Feedback for Your Novel

You’ve completed your novel and then did your own editing. Before you send your novel to agents or publishers, you need feedback. Lots of feedback. You need critique partners. Contents: About Critique Partners A critique partner is typically a group of like-minded writers that work together and provide constructive feedback for one another’s work. The following are common terms for...

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Book Three is Complete

Book Three is Complete

Book One, Book Two, and now Book Three are all complete.   Word counts: Book One: 75,000 Book Two: 93,000 Book Three: 88,000 Next on the to-do list: Complete Book...

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Editing Your Novel

You’ve done it! You completed your novel and now you’re ready to publish it. But wait! Before you start sending manuscripts to publishers or contacting agents, you need to revise and edit your novel. You might be anxious to move things along, but you shouldn’t send your book proposal until it’s polished and complete. AUTHOR NOTE: I pay the bills as a Senior...

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Book Three Update

Book Three Update

Book Three History I wrote Book Three during NaNoWriMo 2013. I used a method called “pantsing”. NaNo-ers align with one of two writing methods: Planning – If you’re a planner, you create a plot outline for your novel before November 1. Then, during NaNoWriMo, you write your novel based on your outline. You use the outline to keep your novel moving. Pantsing – If...

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