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    Ditch the formalities and write!

    Are you a writer or an aspiring author? Do you find it difficult to get started on your story? Maybe you want to make sure that everything looks right from the beginning? Ditch the formalities – and write! I’ve often encountered writers (mostly the unpublished ones), who care an awful lot about ‘doing it properly’. They are asking questions about writing software, formatting their text and other technicalities. Before they have even thought about a plot or a character. Before there is a story to write. Does that sound like you? Maybe this post can help you to just get started on the actual writing. Being correct or making excuses?…

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    Research your novel – what matters?

    Research your novel – what matters? Research your novel – but what do you ultimately need to know? If you’re an author or you like to write, this is probably an issue you’ve encountered. Questions like “What would a mercenary be paid for a silver tray in 1884?” pop up during your writing and you turn to research. But then the thought hits you. Is it even really relevant for your story? If that sounds familiar, maybe this blogpost can be of some help! As a reader, I often encounter books rich in detail because authors have researched their themes, worlds etc. Sometimes though, the story can end up drowning…

  • 5 important things to remember as a new writer
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    5 things to remember as a new writer

    5 things to remember as a new writer As a new writer with very few or no published works to your name yet, writing can seem a daunting task. If you’re relatively new in writing or you are considering it, here’s a few advice for you. None of this is rocket science, but sometimes you need a reminder on what matters. Hopefully you’ll keep being motivated to write and even get better at it as you go along! I hope this list of 5 things to remember as a new writer, will help calm your nerves a bit. Especially when you’re sitting by the computer, wondering why no one has…

  • How to thank your test readers madebyPernille
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    How to thank your test-readers

    How to thank your test-readers? If you’re an author or a writer who isn’t published yet, you might be familiar with this situation. Are you unsure of how to properly thank your test-readers for their help? If that’s the case, I’ve got a few suggestions on what you can do. Professional or volunteer? Depending on whether or not the person giving you feedback is a professional, there are different ways to go about it. You can read my blogpost on different types of test-readers and feedback right here. In this blogpost however, I will only be talking about the volunteer help. Professional help and feedback will typically be charged an…

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    How to find test readers

    Feedback from test readers! But where do you find test readers and how do you find them? If you don’t already have a small squad of test readers for your latest scribbles, it might seem like a daunting task to find some. I’ve collected a few suggestions on how to find test readers right here. (A test reader comes in different shapes – which kind of feedback are you looking for? It might be worth considering that, before you read on. Have a look at my blogpost on different kinds of feedback and test readers here>>) Writing groups There are writing groups both online and in ‘the real world’, where…

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    December writing challenge 2018

    December writing challenge time! The Christmas themed December writing prompt challenge #2018 has arrived! If you are anything like me, you have been waiting for the holiday season to begin, since your birthday was over. Because christmas is just around the corner now, it’s time for a treat in the form of a writing challenge. Since my previous monthly writing challenges like my first summer challenge and the halloween themed challenge were so popular, it seemed natural to create one for december! So get ready to sharpen your pencils! Prepare for christmas (and new years eve) with this 31 day writing prompt challenge!   If you are excited about this…

  • Writing challenges and how to use them
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    Writing challenges – what to do?

    Writing challenges There are a ton of writing challenges in the world. It can be hard to figure out which writing challenges to start or what to even do with them. Here I’ve collected a few of them, to introduce you to some of the different formats. Are you familiar with these writing challenges? NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month is a global phenomenon within the world of creative writing. In short, everyone can really set their own goals but the standard goal is to write 50,000 words in one month. Most people use the challenge to work on their current novel or idea. Others aim for starting and finishing a…