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Daily Writer’s Fix: April 29-May 3

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight Don’t always rush to delete the outtakes. Stop for a moment and see if they can inspire your writing in any way. Tuesday: Smell Each place has its own smell, that aroma that’s carried along by the breeze or suspended in a stuffy space. Even the apparent […]

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How to Give Your Character an Achilles’ Heel

*Guest post by Lesley Ann McDaniel* Every hero needs an Achilles’ heel. But what exactly does that mean? In one of my current manuscripts, the hero gets an opportunity to rescue the heroine in the climax of the book. What kind of hero would he be if he didn’t, right? Since the story takes place […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: April 15-19

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight What’s at the end of the road? Tuesday: Smell How does the season further set the stage for the action happening in your story? Wednesday: Sound How far will your character travel? Thursday: Touch Capture a sense of springtime through one of the lesser-likely senses, touch. Friday: […]

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Water at Kauai Beach

Daily Writer’s Fix: April 1-5 (Travel Edition)

How does vacation–or any type of travel for that matter–impact your writing life? Chances are, if you’re like me, that it can be a challenge to maintain any sort of routine. And to be honest sometimes it’s good to take a break from that routine–if you’re confident you’ll be able to to pick it back […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: March 25-29

Did you enjoy the Daily Writer’s Fix from a few weeks ago when we encouraged you to go digging in your beloved writing books? We’re doing it again this week! Do you ever read through books about writing and dog-ear the pages with writing exercises, telling yourself you’ll go back to them soon and actually […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: March 18-22

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight   If photography is painting with light, then writing is painting with words. Write a long paragraph today–about anything–being as descriptive as possible. Tuesday: Smell Take your character on a boat ride. While you’re at it, feel the breeze on your skin, listen to the sounds of […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: March 4-8

If you’re anything like me, you read books about writing and think to yourself while writing the exercises, that’s a good one–I should do it. But the problem is, we turn the page to read the next chapter and then forget about the exercise that promised to yield some fantastic prose. Well, this is the […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: February 12-16

Each day this week, go outside. Even if just for a minute or two. Put on a coat–or don’t!–and feel the cold air wrap around you, feel the chill prick your cheeks, and feel fully alive. After your moment, minute, or long walk outside, head in and write without wasting a moment. Repeat each day.

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