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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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Ifs and buts

Prep for NaNoWriMo, quit your job to write (or not), non-fiction book proposals, elements of plot, and an app for online sticky notes.

Ifs and buts
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Retreat, retreat!

Block the internet, writing productivity tips, long-term writing projects, pros and cons of outlining and two feedback tools.

Retreat, retreat!
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Finding courage

Why confidence is overrated, writing a novel with index cards, how to make it as an artist, gentle writing advice and how to sell a memoir.

Finding courage
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What do you want?

Fantastic first novel tips, writing the other, getting poetry published, essential websites for writers and the 2021 newsletter survey.

What do you want?
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The long haul

Beating the blank page, storytelling tips from Marvel, create YouTube videos with your phone and how to become a ghostwriter.

The long haul
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A single sentence

Index your books, how to write a synopsis, making writing groups work, revising for a second edition and making your art a garden.

A single sentence