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Browse the (formerly Unslush) Draft Mode newsletter archive to find exciting tips, tools and links for writers galore.

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Curse my attention span

Break from distractions, scenes not chapters, a character cheat sheet, digital resets and a writing glossary.

Curse my attention span
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Make more, care less

Note-taking and research tool, how auctions work, writing a hook for your novel, how to think about endings.

Make more, care less
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Run and weep

Track your time, stories as systems, writing around a full-time job, book sales funnels and the art of the novella.

Run and weep
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Gut feeling, maybe

A new outlining tool, authors on Instagram, joint writing sprints, editing advice, and a list of writing competitions.

Gut feeling, maybe
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Excellent sheds

How to do nothing, editing hacks for non-fiction writers, first draft tricks, writing sheds, and the art of asking.

Excellent sheds
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Literally thousands

Minor announcements, Trello for writers, how to patch plot holes, standing out on social, and how authors get paid.

Literally thousands
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Thoughtful goodies

Writing nooks, novel writing software, writing competitions, building meaningful connections, beautiful book covers.

Thoughtful goodies
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Free imaginary biscuits

Writing confidence, story plotting with Miro, accountability buddies, promoting books on Instagram, presenting books online.

Free imaginary biscuits
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Write your weird

Advice from Neil Gaiman, writing in multiple viewpoints, writing in longhand, and the importance of showing up.

Write your weird
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Supposed to be fun

Free screenplays, creating a beat sheet, making writing less hard, daily writing sprints, and a bookmark manager.

Supposed to be fun