I. Love. NaNoWriMo. I did NaNo for the first time when I was 13 years old, and it cemented my lifelong love of writing novels. I’m participating this year with a modified goal—20k instead of 50k, adding to the WIP I’m already working on instead of writing a new manuscript. It wasn’t my original plan … More NaNoWriMo Special Offer!
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A common piece of writing advice—and in fact, one I take very seriously—is to start with a bang. Hit the ground running. You want to hook your reader so that they keep reading, and the first paragraph—the first line, even—is vital to that, but the element of your beginning that is most important to your plot is … More CRAFT WITH KERI: The Inciting Incident
Welcome to the first post of Craft with Keri, my blog series where I give you tips on tackling some of the more tricky writing techniques. If there’s something you’d like me to write about, please request it through the contact form. This advice is solely my opinion based on my experience and personal philosophy toward fiction writing, … More CRAFT WITH KERI: False Tension