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One writer, one story, 30 days, and a laptop. The journey of writing, editing and publishing my first novel in 30 days. A mission to inspire the aspiring author and share the lessons I learn to better you as a writer. If you just like entertainment you can watch me crash and burn. Maybe.

One writer, one story, 30 days, and a laptop. The journey of writing, editing and publishing my first novel in 30 days. A mission to inspire the aspiring author and share the lessons I learn to better you as a writer. If you just like entertainment you can watch me crash and burn. Maybe.
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One writer, one story, 30 days, and a laptop. The journey of writing, editing and publishing my first novel in 30 days. A mission to inspire the aspiring author and share the lessons I learn to better you as a writer. If you just like entertainment you can watch me crash and burn. Maybe.

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English


Episodes

Structuring My Life Around Writing 007

6/23/2017
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Finding the time to write consistently can be a pain. That is why I believe structuring my life around writing was the best move I have made. If you are anything like me, with an 8 to 5 job, wife, two beautiful kids and your time is being consumed elsewhere. Finding time to write and edit your novel can be difficult, but it does not have to be. I had no idea how the hell I was going to finish a novel in 30 days. So I took a step back took a deep breath in - and deep breath out and got...

Duration: 00:07:04


Should I Quit Writing My Novel? 006

6/11/2017
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During my 30 days to a novel challenge, there were times where I wanted to write but could not even open my computer. I was thinking too much about the actual writing instead of writing. One of the CONS of being a creative writer is sometimes we tend to think too much which leads to overthinking. My overthinking lead to anxiety, which made a part of me want to stop and give up. Now your reason for giving up may be different Not enough time, Fear of rejection, Writer's Block, Not knowing...

Duration: 00:12:14


How I Develop Believable Character 005

6/11/2017
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First, let us define Character development: Character development refers to the process of creating a believable character in fiction by giving the character depth and personality. I Create visual placeholders. (Grab an image off google of something that best resembles the appearance of MY character.) I usually have a general idea in my head. Write a 500-word backstory of my characters life in the story. (It will help me visualize the character inside the story I am writing and create a...

Duration: 00:08:53


How Do I Find Time To Write Consistently? 004

5/31/2017
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How I Find Time To Write Consistently & How You Can Too. This past Friday I burned myself out and didn't have a chance to write Sunday. I was upset, but I knew it would not do me any good pondering on it so I skipped what I could not do at the moment and came back later replenished. Over the past days I finished up Act 2, and I am ready to kill Act 3! Finding time to write consistently. 1. Find an undisturbed area in the home to write. 2. Schedule a time to write. 3. Make that writing time...

Duration: 00:08:46


How do you stay focused on writing your novel? 003

5/31/2017
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So how do you stay focused on writing your novel? Easy.. 1.Make the decision if writing a novel is what you REALLY want to do. 2. Prioritize your schedule. Make writing your #1 priority after your health and well-being of your family. 3. Create writing goals and tell the world what you are doing. 4. Create deadlines out of those goals. 5. Writing every day and being accountable. 6. BONUS: Outlining. Day 14 of 30 Days to a Novel, chapter 15. Oliver and Sydney of Muda Squad 5 are trespassing...

Duration: 00:19:28


Day 9 of 30 Days To A Novel 002

5/31/2017
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What do you when your story is rejected and the editor tears it apart? Day 9 of 30 days to a novel. Today I wrote 1100 words out of the 1500 words I set out to accomplish. I also discuss overcoming the setback of sleeping when you are trying to eat the frog. Having a dynamic schedule is imperative as a writer. Also why the fuck did Sara not mention, Gavin was the Captain stuck on planet Earth? The question of the day. Do you outline? If not why not? Tweet me using the hashtag #WritingSolar...

Duration: 00:12:42


Day 8 of 30 Days To A Novel 001

5/31/2017
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Day 8 of 30 days to a novel where I document my journey of writing my first ever science fiction novel in 30 days! Yeah, I am insane but what writer is not. The initial goal of this challenge is to write edit and publish all in the first 30 days. In this episode, we discuss my daily goal, struggling with staying on track and the solutions I used to overcome to breeze through my writing sprints. What is a sure-fire way to know you classified your book in the right genre? First, we must...

Duration: 00:22:09