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Comparison: How it Kills Creativity and What a Writer Can Do About It - Jeni Chappelle

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A Perfectionist's Guide to Crappy First Drafts - Jeni Chappelle

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A Perfectionist's Guide to Crappy First Drafts | Jeni Chappelle Writing a better first draft is a balancing act between perfectionism and productivity.
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How to Write Compelling and Balanced Backstory - Jeni Chappelle

How to Write Compelling and Balanced Backstory - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
It’s not an overstatement to say that backstory can make or break your book. Too much, and your readers may be bored to tears—too little, and they won’t know what’s going on. So this week, I’m over at Elizabeth Spann…Read more ›
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What Makes an Amazing First Chapter? - Jeni Chappelle

What Makes an Amazing First Chapter? - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
The first chapter is like a miniature model of the whole book. When I read those ever-important first ten pages, here's what I look for.
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9 Simple and Powerful Ways to Write Body Language - Jeni Chappelle

9 Simple and Powerful Ways to Write Body Language - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Including body language in your writing gives your characters more depth and provides a relatable, interactive experience for your readers.
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Qualities of a Great Freelance Editor - Jeni Chappelle

Qualities of a Great Freelance Editor - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Yay! We’ve made it to the last of my 4-part series, Everything You Need to Know About Working with a Freelance Editor. This week, let’s talk about what makes a good freelance editor. Most articles about finding a freelance editor…Read more ›
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7 Rules of Working with a Freelance Editor - Jeni Chappelle

7 Rules of Working with a Freelance Editor - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Welcome to part two in my 4-part series, Everything You Need to Know About Working with a Freelance Editor. This week, 7 rules of working with a freelance editor. Let’s get to it. 1. Don’t send your manuscript to a…Read more ›
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Which is Better—First or Third Person Point of View? - Jeni Chappelle

Which is Better—First or Third Person Point of View? - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Point of viewis one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your book. Not sure which is better? I’m here to help you figure it out.
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What Do Pre-Orders Mean for Your Book? - Jeni Chappelle

What Do Pre-Orders Mean for Your Book? - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Amazon announced that they will offer the option to make your KDP book available for pre-order. Many authors wonder if pre-ordering is right for their book.
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When Can You Bend the Rules of Grammar?

When Can You Bend the Rules of Grammar? | Writer's Life | Scoop.it

How does a writer know when to stick to the rules and when to bend them? Here’s how I decide.

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Writing Contests: Worth It or Not? - Jeni Chappelle

Writing Contests: Worth It or Not? - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
How do you know if a writing contest is for you? And then when you decide it is, how do you choose which ones to participate in?
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You Don’t Have to Pick a Genre - Jeni Chappelle

You Don’t Have to Pick a Genre - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
A few times a month, I meet a new writer who doesn’t want to pick a genre for their work-in-progress. They have many reasons, but it usually comes down to just one: they don’t want to be pigeon-holed. Their books…Read more ›
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What if you don't want to pick a genre?

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The Soggy Middle Troubleshooting Guide - Jeni Chappelle

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The Soggy Middle Troubleshooting Guide | Jeni Chappelle Stuck in writing the middle of your novel? Look at your process and writing to get unstuck.
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Answers to Your NaNoWriMo Questions - Jeni Chappelle

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Answers to Your NaNoWriMo Questions | Jeni Chappelle A lot of you have emailed me to ask for NaNoWriMo advice. Here's the answers to some those questions.
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1 Year Blogging + Win a 50-Page Critique - Jeni Chappelle

1 Year Blogging + Win a 50-Page Critique - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Come help me celebrate my first year of blogging and win one of three free 50-page writing critiques.
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Read Better to Write Better - Jeni Chappelle

Read Better to Write Better - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
You can't just read more to improve your writing - you have to read better. Here are some tips to get the most of your reading time.
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DOs and DON’Ts of Deep POV - Jeni Chappelle

DOs and DON’Ts of Deep POV - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever gotten feedback from an editor or agent, chances are they said something about deep POV. What is deep POV, and why does it matter?
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What? There Are Different Kinds of Editing? - Jeni Chappelle

What? There Are Different Kinds of Editing? - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
I’m going to give you the skinny on everything you need to know about working with a freelance editor. What? There Are Different Kinds of Editing?
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What a Freelance Editor Can (and Can’t) Do for You - Jeni Chappelle

What a Freelance Editor Can (and Can’t) Do for You - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Welcome to the third part of my series, Everything You Need to Know About Working with a Freelance Editor. We’ve been over the stages of editing and some ground rules for working with your editor. This week is all about…Read more ›
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Plot-driven or Character-driven: Does it Really Matter? - Jeni Chappelle

Plot-driven or Character-driven: Does it Really Matter? - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Is a plot-driven story devoid of strong characters and motivations? In a character-driven story, is the plot stuffy, boring, and unimportant?
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Write What You Know (Hint: It's More Than You Think) - Jeni Chappelle

Write What You Know (Hint: It's More Than You Think) - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Write What You Know is some of the most powerful - and misunderstood - writing advice out there. Here's how to make it work for your writing.
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How to Escape the Show, Don’t Tell Trap - Jeni Chappelle

How to Escape the Show, Don’t Tell Trap - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
How to Escape the Show, Don’t Tell Trap Nothing is worse than getting the dreaded “show, don’t tell” note back from your editor. How do you escape?
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Should you eliminate adverbs from your writing? - Jeni Chappelle

Should you eliminate adverbs from your writing? - Jeni Chappelle | Writer's Life | Scoop.it
Never use adverbs. Every writer has heard that advice at some point. But, should you follow it?
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Have you ever been told not to use adverbs in your writing? Find out how to practice good adverb.

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