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Keep Writing No Matter What!

finish what you start

I really like that WordPress notifies you of your milestones. It is a really cool way to keep your motivation. A couple of weeks ago WordPress notified me that I had reached 50 Likes on this blog. It may not be many to some people but I was pretty excited! I started this blog a few years ago, but like many of us bloggers we may start the blog but putting up content, well that’s another story. Though I had written a few blog posts prior, it was just this past March, month end, that I decided that I would really be committed to this process. So most of the likes were gathered during this current go-round of blogging… (click to read more)

Three Things You Should Know About Writing A Novella

 

once upon a time

 

You may choose to write a novella for various reasons. It may be because the story you are trying to tell does not require a novel length book. It could be because you are just not ready to commit to that amount of writing. You may not be ready for that step, and in my opinion, that’s okay. It may also be that your best writing is done in short stories/novella format. You deliver the story better and hence, this is your specialty. However, by no means does writing a novella require less skill than writing a novel. At times, it can be harder. Why?:

1) EVERY SINGLE WORD MUST COUNT! You don’t have the luxury of two hundred or more pages to tell your character(s) story and provide an extensive description. In approximately 60,000 words or less, you must adequately describe your character(s), especially your protagonist and other main characters, and give necessary supporting information about them so that the reader can clearly understand and/or relate to them. This eliminates confusion in your storyline. However, you must also be brief. You cannot take up pages upon pages describing a character… (click to read more) 

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