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Formatting For the Fun of It!

As an indie author, I find myself trying to save money where I can. Realistically, it could take years to make back what an editor and cover designer can cost. Still, I have zero regrets about reaching out to experts to help get my project polished! Back with the first novel, I found myself looking …

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Inspiration Station

I am always excited to learn that someone I know through work or random friendship secretly wants to write. I was always a secret wanna-be writer myself. I would hold that dream tight to my chest and never tell a soul.  I read bought and read writing books in secret. I wrote in my journal. …

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NaNoWriMo Week 4 – This Fallow Ground

NaNoWriMo is the perfect time to plant something and watch it grow! This Fallow Ground CHERYL FASSETT ♦ JANUARY 21, 2015 ♦ Recently, I read an article over on WriterUnboxed about the importance of doing nothing. The author, Robin LaFevers, talked about how many times writers may look like they aren’t doing much of anything. Yet, they are subconsciously working out the …

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NaNoWriMo Week 3 – Perfection is the Enemy

Perfection is the enemy of done. Truth. Little Miss Perfect CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 ♦ Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I am a perfectionist. We need to start an intervention group for perfectionism. Maybe they exist already. [Note to self: Google this because you need help.] I am one of those folks who let perfectionism …

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NaNoWriMo Week 2 – The Monster Under the Bed

For many writers or would-be writers, writer’s block is the big scary thing under the bed. This is Your Brain on Writing CHERYL FASSETT ♦ FEBRUARY 18, 2015 ♦ Last June, an article with the same title was written by Carl Zimmer and appeared in the NY Times. It started, “A novelist scrawling away in a notebook in seclusion may not seem to …

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NaNoWriMo Week 1- The Writing Brain

I am sad that life and juggling work projects has interfered with my chasing NaNoWriMo this year. But, I am still here for moral support for all the crazy writers who took the plunge. And for those of you who have never tried it… It is a roller coaster that I cannot recommend highly enough! …

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Advice from the Pros

Have you ever noticed that people are always willing to tell you how to do something? This is especially true for writers. Everyone has an opinion. Show don’t tell. Write what you know. I am sure you have all heard it before. With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, many people are thinking of attempting to write …

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