The Daily Word is Going on Hiatus

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Hello and Happy Holidays to TDW followers!

An announcement: 

At the moment, I have too much on my plate (work, family, and otherwise) and need to step back from running The Daily Word for a while. I apologize for the irregular postings lately and will be back in full swing when I can devote the time necessary to properly maintain the website.

Have a wonderful holiday season with your families, and I hope to see you in the new year! In the meantime, best of luck with your writing ventures. As always, thank you so much for following The Daily Word. 

The Monday Five: Writing Life (November 18)

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Interview with Patricia Fry at Dallas Woodburn’s Writing Life

Author Interview: Jim Barrett at Tipsy Lit

You Have to Create the Next Thing: A Writers Write Interview with Mark Meier at AndiLit

Author Interview: Vivien Jones at IndieBookWeek

Author Interview! Red Author Alison Cherry Talks About Her Writing Career Path at Pub(lishing) Crawl

The Monday Five: Writing Life – Goals (November 11)

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Goal-Setting and Consistency Are Key to Writing Success
from Kristen Stieffel at The New Authors Fellowship

Goals Will Make You Fail
from Kevyn at Kill/Adjectives

Comprehensive Guide to Setting Freelance Writing Goals
from John Soares at Productive Writers

Nine Ways We Lose Control of Our Writing
from Cathy at Catherine Ensley’s Words, World and Wings

NaNoWriMo–Kevin’s Elevens Productivity Tips 5 & 6
from Kevin J. Anderson at Kevin J. Anderson’s Blog

Bonus:

Our Goals (and Yours!) for AcWriMo and NaNoWriMo

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (November 5)

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How to get started writing a novel
from Nathan Bransford at Nathan Bransford, Author

10 Steps to Finding Your Writing Voice
from Jeff Goins at Goins, Writer: On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

5 Tips For Writing Better Characters Into Your Screenplay
from Noam Kroll at Noam Kroll: filmmaking, cinematography, & post-production

2 Essential Elements of a Scene
from Ron Estrada at Writer…Interrupted (with Gina Conroy)

Five Critical Components of Any Successful Novel’s Plot
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

Bonus Resources:

Types of Scenes

Articles on Plot / Articles on Characters

How to Write a Fight Scene

NaNoWriMo Plot and Writing Schedule & Resources for 11/13

International Plot Writing Month

The Monday Five: Writing Life – NaNoWriMo Tips & Resources (November 4)

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How to Participate in NaNoWriMo
from various contributors at wikiHow

Nanowrimo Tips and Resources
from M.A. Chiappetta at The Chipper Muse

NaNoWriMo Tips & Resources
from Justin McLachlan at Justin McLachlan

25 Things You Should Know About NaNoWriMo
from Chuck Wendig at terribleminds

Writing on the Ether: The Haunting of NaNoWriMo
from Jane Friedman at Jane Friedman: Writing, Reading, and Publishing in the Digital Age

Bonus Stuff:

The best fake #NaNoWriMo opening lines

17 Struggles Of Getting Ready For NaNoWriMo

You Can Do It! NaNoWriMo Success Stories

14 Published Novels Written During NaNoWriMo

It’s NaNoWriMo! Top 10 Legal Tips for Writers

The Wednesday Five: Publishing Process (October 2)

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DIY Book Publishing: Is It Worth It To Self-Publish?
from Michelle Alerte at MadameNoire

Make Sure Your Book Is Ready
from Rachel Kent at Books & Such Literary Agency

Query Letters That Come With Apologies
from Sally Apokedak at Sally Apokedak: Literary Agent

You Cannot Always Blame The “Publisher” For Your Bad Sales
from Scott Eagan at Babbles from Scott Eagan

If You Build It, They Will Come: Letting Agents Come To You
from Michael Poore at Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide To Literary Agents Blog

Resource: How to Find a Literary Agent at Writers & Artists

Resource: QueryTracker

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (October 1)

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The Evolution of a Scene: From Outline to First Draft, from K.M. Weiland
3 Ways to Write Stupendous Supporting Charactersfrom S. Alex Martin
at Helping Writers Become Authors

Thickening The Plot
from Lee Laughlin at Live to Write – Write to Live

Stitching Scenes Together: The “Frankenstein” Writing Method
from J.C. Wolfe at The Wolfe’s Den

Reverse Outlining as a Writing Tool
from Bea Wellman at Bubblews

Plot Structure In Novels
from Kate Forsyth at Writing Teen Novels

Also:

Resource: Free Writing & Self-Publishing Tools from Duolit

Cool Stuff: Color Script from Scott Pellico on deviantART

The Monday Five: Writing Life – Habits (September 30)

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Write Every Day
from Jim Denney at Fay Moore

The Seven Habits of Great Writers
from Joel Goldman at Joel’s Blog

8 Essential Habits for Effective Writing
from Debra Johnson at Jeffbullas’s Blog

Top 10 Productivity Pitfalls for Writers to Avoid
from Sage Cohen at Writer’s Digest

3 Weird Writing Habits That Worked – And May Work For You
from Diane O’Connell at Write to Sell Your Book

Writing Challenge:
The Write Habit: 101 Days to a New Routine

The Monday Five: Writing Life – The Author Bio (September 9)

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Ten Tips for Writing an Author Bio
from The Fiction Desk

How to See Yourself Through An Acquisitions Editor’s Eyes
from Nina Amir at Write Nonfiction NOW!

No One Cares About Your Life Story: 9 Tips for a Better Author Bio
from Cameron Pierce at LitReactor

Does This Bio Make My Ass Look Fat?
from Michael Alexander Chaney at michaelalexanderchaney

Good Luck Changing That Author Bio
from Val Kovalin at BellaOnline

The Tuesday Five: Writing Process (June 25)

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Does Your Hero Have a Hidden Dark Side?
from Lauren Sapala at Lauren Sapala

Your Character Did WHAT?
from Fiona Harper at The Pink Heart Society

Writing Addicted Characters
from Lisa Daniels at Jennifer Lane

Write Scenes a Beat at a Time
from Carol Despeaux at onewildword

Writing Extra Scenes
from Jag Swiftstorm at From a Jagged Inkwell

Writing Exercise:

Writing Tension into a Scene from Vikk Simmons at Down the Writer’s Path

General Resource:

Writing Excuses

Opinions on Writing Advice:

50 Rantypants Snidbits of Random Writing & Storytelling Advice from Chuck Wendig at terribleminds

My Writing Advice? Take Less Advice from Blythe Woolston at Blythe Woolston

10 Things Aspiring Novelists Should Know from Amanda Patterson at Writers Write AND…
“10 Things Aspiring Novelists Should Know”…maybe. from Alma Alexander at AlmaNews

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