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32 best writing tools and tips of 2020

And that's according to you – readers of the Draft Mode newsletter.

32 best writing tools and tips of 2020
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How to start a book group

Some exciting tips for starting your own book group based on what me and my own cool book crew do.

How to start a book group
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The heart, mind and murder test for writers

A few checks you can do to try and work out once and for all if your writing is – you know – any good.

The heart, mind and murder test for writers

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Pieces 08: One true opening

Day three of my writing retreat and I'm on to the opening, of which I have many. Time to cut these branches down.

Pieces 08: One true opening
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Pieces 07: Scenes and scraps

Report from day two of my writing retreat which I mostly spent sorting material into usable scenes and scraps with potential.

Pieces 07: Scenes and scraps
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Narrative kindling

Writing retreat updates, collecting story material, writing in present tense, Apple Notes tips, and NFTs for authors.

Narrative kindling
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Pieces 06: Mini discoveries

Day one of my writing retreat is all about Post its, finding all the good stuff and making some initial decisions.

Pieces 06: Mini discoveries
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Pieces 05: Birthday twins

Preparing for my writing retreat tomorrow with a couple of birthdays

Pieces 05: Birthday twins
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Pieces 04: What's the plan?

Deciding what I'll be working on next week when my writing retreat begins. Basically, lots of outlining with Post its and a tricky opening.

Pieces 04: What's the plan?