January 2018 - Ryan M. Williams

Archive Monthly Archives: January 2018

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5 Ways to Draw Readers Into Your Story or Novel

Sensory details draw readers into your story or novel. This post looks at examples of openings using each sense.

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Stranger Than Fiction: Learning Story Through Practice

I like the movie Stranger Than Fiction. I've watched it many times. It's fun, even though it shows an image of a writer as an eccentric, chain-smoking, and depressed person subject to the demands of a

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Don’t Use Your Computer For Your Writing

Don't use your computer for writing. Instead, use a dedicated offline computer to boost your productivity and creativity.

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Why you should let your computer read your novel

Self-editing a novel or story presents challenges for many writers. It is very easy to read past mistakes, especially when you are very familiar with your work. Listening to your work read aloud can h...

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Using a Kindle Paperwhite to Review Your Novel

Have you written a novel? Or a story? When you've finished the writing, what happens next? A Rest Period I like a rest period. I might go ahead and write something else. I need a break. I've spent many

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Writing, Business or Hobby?

Are you an entrepreneur or a hobbyist? Do you know? Let's look at some characteristics of both approaches.

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4 Techniques to Fit Writing Into Your Day

When did you last feel like you had all the time in the world to write? How long since you had a day free from distractions and demands on your time? Here are 4 techniques to fit writing into your busy

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What Would You Give For More Focus in 2018?

You'll gain focus by killing your darlings. It isn't only self-indulgent writing that needs to go. You're a busy creative with many other demands on your time. You can't afford to chase every new idea—no

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Nuke the Entire Site From Orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

via GIPHY True words. Over the past few days, my sites came under attack from hackers. The code infested everything. No sooner would I strip it out and try to secure one site, I would discover it somewhere

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