2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 25

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We’re going to spend most of the rest of this week focused on assembling a book proposal. We’ll mainly focus on a nonfiction book proposal, though I’ll share some thoughts and tips on fiction proposals as well. For today’s task, … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 23

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For today’s task, write another 500 words today. I was asked on Facebook if you should be writing a short story or novel, and it’s up to your story, I suppose. Just write 500 words–wherever that leads you. Here’s my … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 22

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For today’s task, use your outline and character interviews as inspiration to write 500 words today. Don’t worry about finishing your story; just write 500-ish words and call it a day. Here’s my attempt at 500 words: Outside the window, … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 21

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For today’s task, take your list of characters and interview each and every one of them. Start by asking their names, what they were doing right before the interview, favorite movie, favorite song, happiest moment, saddest moment, love interests (if … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 18

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Today’s task is to write a story outline. An outline doesn’t restrict your story, but it does give you some possible directions to take. Of course, you can decide to jump off the path at any time. But today, we’re … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 17

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For today’s task, write about your saddest memory. Of course, it could be the death of a loved one, a break-up (or divorce), leaving home, or any number of other sad occasions. I don’t want to bring people down before … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 16

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Today’s task is to participate in a Twitter chat. The first chat will start around 4 p.m. (Atlanta, Georgia, time). If you don’t have a Twitter account, then an additional assignment is to create a Twitter account. They’re free to … More »

2014 Get Started Write Challenge: Day 15

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For today’s task, join at least one more social media site. Unless you’re already a member of every social network, this is a good task to see the strengths and weaknesses of various sites–and to see if one suits you … More »