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Project NaNoWriMo 2022

November is literally tomorrow! That means that NaNoWriMo kicks off at midnight tonight. If you haven’t already signed up or announced your project, this is your last chance. If you need or want an extra writing buddy, you can find me on the NaNo site as WrittenVixen. This year I’m both nervous and excited for… Continue reading Project NaNoWriMo 2022

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Plotting Exercises

Of all three major story elements, plot can arguably be the trickiest to master. In simplified terms, plot is the progression of events in a story. That doesn’t mean chronological order however—alongside linear plots there are parallels, flashbacks, episodic, circular and so many more plots. Mastering plot however, doesn’t need to be difficult. There are… Continue reading Plotting Exercises

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NaNo Prep ’22: Inspiration

NaNoWriMo is just 15 days away! That means we’re entering crunch mode for NaNo Prep. Regardless of how you write, I highly recommend going into NaNo with a plan. For my fellow discovery and pantser writers, I don’t mean you have to have an outline and your characters all figured out. You do however, need… Continue reading NaNo Prep ’22: Inspiration

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5 Unusual Words for Angry

I’ve been enjoying finding new words! Continuing that with words for angry was actually a bit of a challenge. It took some digging to find all five. Bilious. You may have also heard this to refer to someone who is nauseous or ill. It’s indeed related to bile which is why it comes as no… Continue reading 5 Unusual Words for Angry

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5 Unusual Words for Ancient

There are so many reasons to expand your vocabulary—especially as a writer! Between finding just the right word to for that perfect sentence and avoiding overuse, learning new words offers you an entire new arsenal of tools to choose from. How about starting with five words related to ancient.   Ancient itself means belonging to… Continue reading 5 Unusual Words for Ancient