Write where you're at!
Where's the most unconventional place that you squeeze some words in at?
1 121 hour ago
So this whole subject of web presence is a big topic. If we are going to get out there as creators: start to make pitches, try to start selling our book, or try to line up author talks-- whatever it might be, we need the right information out there that not only sells our products and services, but allows us to be found in the first place!
No matter what business you are in these days there seems to be a lot of question about what is needed to build a proper web presence? Do I need a website if I have a Facebook Business Page? If so, why? What else do I need to be able to be found? In episode #27 Do You Need A Website? How to build a web presence: we are going to talk about how to be findable in the right way and what we need to include on our website and social pages to make sure that we have the right information out there that allows us to do business. Alright Book Creators, let’s get down to book creating business. #authorsofinstagram#illustratorsoninstagram#nanowrimo#bookillustrator#bookcreator#websitedesign#webpresence#seo
0 71 hour ago
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This is something I strongly believe. It’s one reason my mission is to help YOU write your book and share it with as many people as possible.
I hope you answer your calling. I promise you it will be worth it ❤️
Things got a little hectic the past few weeks between the holiday and some family stuff going on. I'm still on track to hit my goal of 50,000 words for Camp, though, so I'm considering this month a success. I'm only about 4,500 words shy and I'm attributing that to the way I was cranking out the words early in the month.
What's on the schedule next month? Revising an older work that I hope to start querying later this year and working on a new novella.
How are you doing with Camp NaNoWriMo? What are your plans once Camp winds down?
Aproveitando o #campnanowrimo pra criar um novo hábito de escrita: trabalhar em qualquer uma das 345642 histórias que estou desenvolvendo ao mesmo tempo por apenas 2h por dia. Podem ser 2h escrevendo, 2h pensando, 2h anotando ideias, 2h escutando músicas que me coloquem no humor certo para a “história do dia”. Posso até passar essas 2h olhando pela janela sem fazer nada. O que eu não posso fazer é deixar de dedicar essa pequena porção do meu dia para fazer qualquer outra coisa que não seja sonhar acordada. E, assim, uma linha de cada vez, uma parágrafo por vez, uma página por vez... um livro fica pronto.
Só 2h por dia (exceto amanhã... amanhã tem estreia de #avengersendgame e não vou conseguir pensar em mais nada que não seja a possibilidade infeliz de ver o Capitão América e/ou o Homem de Ferro morrendo).
Here.. I wrote again... buy my books...yadda yadda marketing ...
1 163 hours ago
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My birthday gifts in their full glory (missing Circe, I haven't unpacked it yet!).
My family has officially declared me crazy.
How I wish I could lock myself in and not cone out for a week, reading all these beauties.
But I have been writing, too! I'm not quite sure I can actually finish this month - I'm still on the final battle. But I'm writing every day and I'm completely certain I will finish - if it's April, 30 or May, 5.
Great advice for when stuck on a scene that’s proving difficult to get onto the paper.
The ‘write exactly what could go wrong’ is the prompt I enjoy most. This one will be used the next time I am stuck. Inflicting the worst outcomes on my characters will be a struggle, I’ve got a deep connection with them - but I will have to force myself to be cruel.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve found for overcoming being stuck on a scene?
All these cool challenge prompts make me regret I picked a non-fiction project for this April's NaNoWriMo camp... I would have had so much to say otherwise...
Anyway, my wip is set in the real world, using real science and the untapped capacity of the human brain.
Do you ever worry about not having the skill to properly self-edit your book?⠀
If you do, you are not alone.⠀
Many writers fear they won't be able to do their story justice when self-editing.⠀
Let me reassure you: If you're a writer, you're qualified to self-edit.⠀
Because self-editing is not the same as professional editing. It may follow the same system and the same rules, but self-editing and professional editing are different stages of the same process.⠀
Self-editing is about making your manuscript the best you can make it with the tools you have.⠀
Nothing more, and nothing less.⠀
Don't feel confident about your spelling and grammar? No worries! That's what editing tools like @grammarly or @prowritingaid are for.⠀
Can't figure out a plot hole or don't know if the pacing is right? That's where beta readers and writing communities come in.⠀
The most important thing is to find a way to enjoy the self-editing process. To make it satisfying. To get to the point where you feel excited to self-edit, without worrying about your self-editing skills.⠀
Because you know what? I don't believe you need any special skills to self-edit.⠀
All you need is a clear idea of which steps to follow, and the enthusiasm and motivation to go through them all one by one.⠀
And don't worry - you won't have to figure out the steps yourself, because I did it for you.⠀
To help you get clear on which steps to take after finishing your first draft, I've created a workbook that will take you through the entire self-editing process from start to finish 🤗⠀
Grab your free Self-Editing Checklist by clicking the link in my bio and get the self-editing party started!⠀
0 135 hours ago
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It’s official! We’re over halfway through Camp NaNoWriMo 🏆
If you have lost some steam along the way or just need some encouragement then we have you covered. Today I’m turning to our author interviews for the best advice on how to beat back those self-doubt demons and power the rest of the way through. 🤜🏼💥 📷@grovemade
if you have a story you've been wanting to tell
coiled up inside you
occurring and reoccurring to you in those moments your mind is idle
when you're resting
when you're not looking at your phone
if you've never written before
if you have a day job
if you're "not an artist"
if you're an actor hustling for someone to hire you
if you're a pro at this
but this is the one your reps say "isn't commercial"
or the one really close to the nerve
to the heart
that feels scary
if you're doing it
you're in the work
but the project's at a crossroads
needs an uplevel or a breakthrough
there are a *lot* of projects
because you're a creative hyphenate
but you don't know how to weave the threads together
juggle all the things
pare back the work that doesnt deserve your focus and foreground the work that does
uplevel the whole thing
i got you.
the world needs people who have come alive
(as the saying goes)
and if you have those stories coiled up inside you
that means the world needs you to tell them.
i work privately with a select group of creators, creative hyphenates and changemakers
who are ready to take their work to the next level
revolutionize their creative lives
and unleash their magic on the world.
my client list has been full all spring.
I'm about to have one spot open up.
got some magic coiled up inside you?
ready to take that sh*t to the next level?
sick of waiting?
hit me up via DM or email thru www.jessicacblank.com
let's do it.
i got you.
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42 1,0019 April, 2019
Words to remember as we fly into the second half of #campnanowrimo ! Don’t stop writing now. If you needed a break, if life happened, no worries but get back into it as soon as you can 💖
The protagonist doesn't know how long the story needs to be. That is to say, the protagonist generally doesn't know what they're up against. She doesn't know how challenging the problem will turn out to be. In fact, the protagonist sometimes thinks that her problem can be solved easily. Because the protagonist doesn't know how much time is left in the story, she always acts like the next action will be the action that solves her problems. She often thinks, "If I just do this, all my problems will be solved." Most every plan is a plan to solve the problem *now*. Of course, these plans never work. It's always more difficult than one thinks. The protagonist starts with the easy plan and only moves to the difficult plan when that doesn't work. In his blog, Matt Bird offers several examples: "Some heroes spend this section juggling different lies, assuming that the targets of their lies will never compare notes, such as in Some Like It Hot, Tootsie, and How to Train Your Dragon. … Some heroes spend this time escaping from the danger, without realizing that they’ll eventually have to face it head on, such as in Witness, Die Hard, and Unstoppable. … Others devote this time to overly-optimistic plotting, such as in Double Indemnity, The Producers and Body Heat." But what do all of these protagonists have in common? They often think success is around the corner. They always try the easy way before the hard way. Keep this in mind when considering the next step your protagonist would take.
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