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Day 20: Two Important Questions

Day 20: Two Important Questions

Did you have a good week with your writing? How are you supposed to even answer a question like that? Instead of a nebulous, unanswerable question, today’s episode presents two specific questions you can ask to assess your week’s performance. It’s...
Day 19: Better Writing Software

Day 19: Better Writing Software

A poor workman may blame his tools, but there’s no denying that the right tools can make you better and faster at your work. Programs like Microsoft Word and Google Docs are nice, but they really weren’t designed for writing books. As your book document...
Day 18: What If I Don’t Wanna Write?

Day 18: What If I Don’t Wanna Write?

Writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint. The Novel Matrix system helps a lot. It provides a useful strategy to capitalize on your natural inspiration, but also gives you a framework to move forward when you’re not sure what to do next. Most of the time,...
Day 17: Save That Cat

Day 17: Save That Cat

It’s time to show your reader that the protagonist is fundamentally likeable and worth rooting for. It’s time to “Save the Cat.” As you work through your novel manuscript over the 90-Day Novel Challenge, we’ll spotlight some of the key...
Day 16: Build Your Writing Muscle

Day 16: Build Your Writing Muscle

In these early day of writing, it’s more important to build a healthy, sustainable writing routine than it is to achieve a particular word count. Just like exercise, if you jump in too fast and do too much, you’ll burn out and kill your potential before...