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Write by Midnight Pep Talk 6-24-19

Next month, set up your own, little writing retreat to make distraction-free progress on your project. Treat it like a workshop that you paid to attend.

Plan it: Designate a specific time for your retreat whether that’s every afternoon or a weekend. Pick the place for your retreat, whether that’s a locked bedroom, a hotel room, library or cafe. Somewhere where you won’t be disturbed.

Name it: Call it a writing camp or workshop or give it some other specific name.

Announce it: Tell your family, friends and anybody else that might bother you that you will not be available during those days and times. If you have to physically leave your house to get alone time, then pick another place!

Execute it: Set a realistic goal for your retreat and follow through.

Practical Prompt 6-17-19

This week, write a synopsis of your novel. Start with only three sentences, one for each act. Then, flesh out the major plot points until you get to 250 words.

Write By Midnight Pep Talk 4-29-19

With the flowers blooming and days getting longer, try sitting in your garden to write. That way you can maintain the good writing habits you developed in February without missing out on summer.

Insomniacs Anonymous 5-20-19

Do you consider curriculum tie-ins when writing your book?

Practical Prompt 5-13-19

This week, choose a book that has a similar feel to the story you’re working on. Read a page or two before you start writing to set the tone for the session.