132014Jun
The Final Piece of Information Your Story Needs

The Final Piece of Information Your Story Needs

This is the final post in a four-part series on story structure. You can read part one here, part two here and part three here. To learn more about story structure, be sure to opt-in to receive a free copy of the eBook, How To Write Better Stories.  Story structure is the skeleton of your story; it’s the backbone that…

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282014May
A Strong Reminder of What’s At Stake In Your Story

A Strong Reminder of What’s At Stake In Your Story

This is part three in a four-part series on story structure. You can read part one here and part two here. To learn more about story structure, be sure to sign up to receive a free copy of the eBook, How To Write Better Stories.  There are some moments in a story that are huge. And others that…

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142014May
The Moment In Your Story That Changes Everything

The Moment In Your Story That Changes Everything

This is part two in a four-part series on story structure. You can read part one here. To learn more about story structure, be sure to sign up to receive a free copy of the eBook, How To Write Better Stories.  There’s a moment in every story (or at least there should be!) where the…

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302014Apr
Do You Know The Most Important Moment In Your Story? (Hint: It’s Not What You Think!)

Do You Know The Most Important Moment In Your Story? (Hint: It’s Not What You Think!)

This is part one in a four-part series on story structure. To learn more about story structure, be sure to opt-in to receive a free copy of the eBook, How To Write Better Stories. There’s a moment in every story that’s most important. It’s more important than the ending. More important than how the protagonist (aka:…

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12014Apr
2 Books Every Novelist Should Read Annually

2 Books Every Novelist Should Read Annually

You know that feeling when you read a book and it lights up something inside you? Finally everything makes sense. You feel on-fire with insight. Your world will never, ever be the same again. This feeling doesn’t happen with every book you read. No, it only happens with a few very special books. Books that…

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112014Mar
5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Juices Using Your Nose

5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Juices Using Your Nose

This is a guest post from blogger Cindy Coons. I asked her to write this post after she approached me with the idea of using scents to unblock yourself and get inspired to write again. Cindy is going to share her top 5 scents for helping you to boost your creative juices. Enjoy!–jen By Cindy…

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72014Feb
Clutter vs. Keepers:  5 Writing Books You’ll Never Let Go Of

Clutter vs. Keepers: 5 Writing Books You’ll Never Let Go Of

“So,  how many of these will you ever actually read again?” my husband asked as he tripped over the stupidly huge piles of books obscuring the bedroom floor.  Considering there were more than I could count, I opted to plead the fifth. Like a lot of writers, I compulsively collect books – especially ones that…

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