Do I Need A Book Writing Coach?

Do I Need A Book Writing Coach?

My answer might surprise you. Honestly, the average writer does not need a writing coach. Most writers can read blogs, watch vlogs, and take a self-guided course or two to figure out the book writing world. However, there are writers out there, myself included, who have needed and will need hands-on guidance. If you think you’re one of those people, then this blog post is for you.

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Discover Your Writing Voice in Three Easy Steps

Discover Your Writing Voice in Three Easy Steps

Writing voice is defined as an author's style, theme, and tone. It's powerful because it's an author's unique way of looking at the world and that can be an exciting, yet frightening, concept for an author to grasp. However, it is something that we, as authors, need to discover within ourselves because it is what helps readers connect with us and keep coming back for every book we put out into the world. 

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My Bi-Monthly Goals and How You Can Set Attainable Writing Goals

My Bi-Monthly Goals and How You Can Set Attainable Writing Goals

I love goal setting. As a writer with a full-time job, I need to be balanced and set deadlines and goals in order to move forward and grow both in my professional career and my writing career. In the past, I would use a calendar to write monthly goals for myself from month-to-month but I've noticed that this usually makes me feel rushed, stressed, and often I don't end up meeting all of my goals. So, I've decided to take a page out of Kristen Martin's book and set bi-monthly goals from here on out. I've set ten goals for myself and in order to succeed, I would like to meet at least eight of these goals.

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Five Tips to Help You Get Through the Dreaded Middle and Beyond - Wordy Speculations

Five Tips to Help You Get Through the Dreaded Middle and Beyond - Wordy Speculations

Janell E. Robisch was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post on her blog, Wordy Speculations. Hop on over to her site to check it out and read my post on “Five Tips to Help You Get Through the Dreaded Middle During NaNoWriMo and Beyond."

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10 Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count for NaNoWriMo

10 Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count for NaNoWriMo

Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Janell E. Robisch to The Educated Writer!

So, you’ve decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month. You’ve committed to writing 50,000 words in thirty days.

If writing every day is new to you, you may quickly find yourself overwhelmed. However, with some simple tricks, you can preprogram your success and win NaNoWriMo!

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Prep-tober Week Four: Plots, Subplots, and Outlines

Prep-tober Week Four: Plots, Subplots, and Outlines

Plot is when a character pursues a goal, conflict arises, and a resolution is reached. It is your novel's main goal and what your character ultimately wants to achieve. I want to preface this post by saying I already have a blog post that you can find here, where I discuss the most common and easiest plot structure: The Three Act Structure.  I also discuss the 27 Chapter Plot Structure I use here. However, I want to reiterate that there’s no right way to write. What works for one person, may not work for another. The point is to use what works best, and don’t be scared to adapt as you go along.

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