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Money probably can't buy merriment but it can certainly buy bitterness, which only gets worse when budged among family members and in relationships. Matters related to property division, manor projecting, resource transportation, divorce and so on can lead to some of the ugliest of family feuds. We have all discovered abhorrent fictions of once desiring and cordial family members whose relations became bad blood due to such law debates and the ensuing courtroom drama.This is why law matters related to writing a will, divorce, resource assign etc. are an integral part of one's personal finances. This is a component that often comes neglected right until old age but actually, needs to be given just as much, if not more, relevance as say planning for one's retirement or any other long-term monetary purpose. We are here to remind you that this task should not be stalled or brushed under the rug. That is the rationale behind ET Wealth launching the 'Legal/ Will' region. This new section will include a entire scope of topics related to writing a will, how to make a will very difficult to challenge, legal heirs of a woman, legal heirs of a worker, property rights of a daughter, custody of child in a divorce and much more. Click here to visit the 'Legal/ Will' area; do bookmark this sheet as we will be regularly writing articles on various topics on legal matters related to personal finance, or pass it on to someone who you think might need help with legal issues. Here is a sampler of stories we have already covered: Law liberties of spouse over asset of Hindu wife who dies without willWho gets the child's custody in a divorce? 9 ways of transferring property: Find out which clothings you mostHow to write your WillHow to make a will difficult to challengeWhat to do with Aadhaar, PAN, Voter ID and other official documents after death of holderHow to formation a cartel for a special needs child9 property rights that girls get8 point plan to pass on your assets to spouse, children, heirsWill vs endow vs kinfolk rely: What's the best way to give assets to heirs? Money duty after fatality in family: How to close accounts, commit financings, realize claims and moreWhen is a daughter legal heir of her parent's assets and when she is not?

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Author Q&A with Kristen Arnett: Queer family structures, COVID-19, and the infamous Florida Man

If you’re active in a certain sphere of Twitter, you may have seen one of Kristen Arnett’s viral jokes. Arnett, a lesbian columnist based in Florida, has a knack for crafting the excellent internet father joke--think puns about swine reputation after notorious columnists, what meat are( and are not) technically ravioli, and the euphoric wonders of 7-Eleven. Arnett is also a bestselling writer. Her first book, a short story collection called Felt in the Jaw, came to readers via Split Lip Press, a small independent publisher. Her second book, Mostly Dead Things, recounted a fictional Florida family in the wake of a suicide. Her most recent novel, With Teeth, is also about a Florida family, but this time, about gay mummies who may or may not like their kid very much.

Arnett participated Daily Kos for a phone interview to discuss her writing process, life in a sightseer end during a pandemic, the( perhaps surprising) paths Florida is mounting a off-color ripple, and why it’s so important to her to see queer openings even in red domains. As a assume and parent Floridian, she also shares how she really been thinking about the notorious Florida Man headlines and utters a little reminder that live in Florida is( probably) not how you imagine it.

This interview has been revised for spurt, concision, and lucidity.

Marissa Higgins: How, if at all, has the pandemic reformed your writing lifetime?

Kristen Arnett: It's been different to be thinking about creative work in a few different ways. First of all, it used to feel a little more like a indulgence to be able to write, and then it simply became this thing where it felt like this albatross. I don't know. I feel like my mentality just would not process language anymore, which I believe countless, many people have experienced.

It was very, very difficult to read. And I repute when it's difficult to read, it impels it really unbearable to write. If you can't embrace language on a sheet for time the atonement of see handiwork, then you're definitely probably not able to write, which was the case for me. I can't speak for other beings, but it was very difficult. Then I was almost like the more pressure I turn in myself, the worse it get, so it felt particularly cyclical. Like I can't read, I can't write. I'm going to try and shape myself do it. I can't do it. I feel worse about it. I'm going to try and get it on again.

Things that worked for me previously ... Having a writing routine is something I've ever "ve been here for" myself. I absolutely am one of those people who believes the process is different for everybody, so what works for me is definitely not something that works for everybody. But something that had worked for me was going up every day and having a word count that I'd write. The message weigh wouldn't consequently be even anything I'd prevent, but it was just a practice for myself, as a daily habit.

Recently, I've only been like if I have a project I feel elicited about, just letting myself feel provoked about that. Too, allowing myself to just let go of some projects because that was a thing that happened, too. I started working on a project mid-pandemic, and I was like, "This isn't working. I feel I can't make it work." It felt like trying to articulated a fish into some gasps, or something. I was just like, "This is not working and I can't make it work." I feel like I strove with that because I was like, "Well, if I can't make this work and this is what I just wanted to do and I'm passionate about and I don't truly know what I'm doing."

So I ponder the biggest gift I gave myself was the endowment of only being like, "It's okay to is letting some nonsense go." Maybe it's not working out. It might work in the future, but maybe it time won't and that's fine. It's fine to precisely toss it. It's fine to throw some trash apart. Maybe if I'd had that impression at a different detail in my life it would've come to fruition, but where I am right now, I need to be okay with being like, “I wrote a great deal of this and it time isn't going to work and that's fine.” Not everything has to be something ... Also, simply perhaps I'm a little more of a power junkie than I'd initially thought about myself, and that's something I discovered through this and being like, "I literally can't control it, so it is what it is." I think it's been cluttered, but I affection mess so I'm trying to embrace the mess of it all.

MH: I was wondering what you've been speaking. Is there any kind of media that you've been connecting with during the pandemic?

KA: I started off just trying to reread stuff I knew I affection because I was like, "If I can only get back into that remembrance of remembering what it's like to read something that I know, " almost that good feeling of watching that television picture you've seen a million times. You kept it on for a feel-good feeling. It's not consequently that you're assimilating the newness of the duty. It's that you're feeling comforted.

I was trying to do that, so I read a bunch of bibles that I'd read previously that I affection. I was reading a lot of Stephen King, which is funny because killing people is comforting. I was reading a lot of comforting Stephen King, but it was like remembering why it is that I like to get lost in work and be transported in that kind of way. Then I actually started. I was like, "I'm going to read simply all the new material that's simply coming out." So time been having all different kinds of stuff. There's been so many really great abruptly fiction collections that have come out, like Daniel Boone's short story collecting, which is so incredible.

Laura van den Berg's I Hold a Wolf by the Ears is so good. Then only rereading actually a lot of poem, which has been so helpful to me in terms of my own writing, simply sitting with idols and stuff. Ada Limon--I can pick up The Carrying or Bright Dead Things and feels like, I don't know, moved isn't the privilege oath. I feel like I'm remembering how astounding it is to see a utterance that's the exact most perfect way to describe something, but I haven't thought of just the way it is before.

This astonishment with speech and disclosure of images, even if it's something as small-time as dew on something or a bird, which is like, as a novelist who writes so significantly about Florida and being outdoors, it's been meaningful to sit with work that invokes personas of the smallness inside of the bigness of the world. It's been nice.

MH: Can you talk a little about what inspired With Teeth?

KA: I've been thinking more about novels in terms of determines and too about things that I am obsessive about. So Mostly Dead Things certainly haunts about taxidermy. I was thinking about it all the time. I was like, “This is going to become something that I'm thinking about all the time that I'm going to write something large to encompass the largeness that it makes up in my brain.” I was thinking a lot about queerness, but exclusively the familial kind of queerness in Central Florida.

I was talking with somebody on the phone and they had brought it up ... Because I was saying something about there are so many queer parties, specifically in Central Florida, but there're not a great deal of fag gaps for them, which is so strange. I can think of offhanded perhaps, maybe three nightclubs, perhaps, and simply not a bunch of seats that are identifiably gay and especially not lesbian-centric. But there are so many queer beings. We have all the theme parks and everything and so many parties that work all these homes are queer.

MH: Oh, I had no idea.

KA: Yeah. We have tons of queer parties but not that numerous gay seats, and I was saying about it'd be difficult to be a mother and not is supportive and not have lesbian gaps. The party I was on the phone with was like, "Oh. Well, why wouldn't they just go find a gay mommy group? " They live in Brooklyn. I was like, "That's not something that is happening in Orlando. There are not those things." "Theres not" those kinds of resources.

There's this kind of weird divide in terms of now, like, okay, you go out at night and maybe you can find the one nightclub and go out with beings, but then what happens when you have a kid? It's like, there's not that kind of space for you and since you don't fit into that kind of niche of queerness anymore, there's merely no ... There's a feeling of, “There is no support.” That go really interesting to me to think about.

Another thing I was thinking a lot about too was, I'm always very interested in family dynamics. Queerness is not supposed to fit into these little pigeonholes, but again, everybody's trying to stuff it into heteronormativity. So you have a marriage between two women and it's still kind of falling into these parts of who here is doing this kind of duty, or who's doing child care, and who's bringing home money? Because the partitions still fall along these heteronormative kinds of things.

So I was like, "Okay, I want to write about a household where this is happening and there doesn't feel like there's a ton of outside support." But then also, I am interested in the idea that everybody in a family is an erroneous narrator because houses all have history and myth and narrations that they share, right?

People who are all present for different things, but then everybody in a family somehow manages to tell those storeys, even though it's the same, completely differently. So one person who was there describes a family event in one way and another person who was there describes it like, "No, that wasn't it at all. It was like this. Actually, it was me, it wasn't you." I was like, "This is very fascinating to me." What if this is a household where it's this idea of queerness being held up to a microscope, likewise, where it's already being watched from the outside to make sure that you're not fucking up. Because there's this idea that with two mommas with a son, you're going to fuck it up consequently because there's no father figure, so once the report is stacked against you.

Say you are doing it. You are these two mommies who are raising a kid and "youve had" this picture-perfect family. Now you really can't screw up because then you're ruining it for everybody else because you have to be held to this impossible standard. I was like, “What if it's somebody who--like everybody, because nobody is capable of being held to this perfect gold standard of parenting, I'd imagine--what if it's somebody who's exactly not great, various kinds of a shitty mama? Maybe she's a lesbian and she's simply not great at it like countless mothers are not great at being parents.”

All these things combined to be the excellent whirlwind for me of wanting to write this specific book, this very messy book. I'm likewise merely very interested. I was like, "I'm very interested in discomfort. Like, how unpleasant can I realize everybody and me still get some pleasure and laughter from it? "

MH: How do you feel about travelers coming to Florida or touristy neighbourhoods for things like Disney or the seas or golf-clubs during the course of its pandemic? How do you feel about places like Disney choosing to be open for travelers during the pandemic?

KA: The thing is, they should be closed, right? These things should be closed. I will tell you that as a Floridian, as a person who grew up in Orlando and has lived in Orlando my whole life, when Disney World closed, for me, "its like" ... You know how people say, you can see what is really going on in a residence when the Waffle House closes, that's the state of emergency? That's like if Disney's closed. If Disney is closed, something awful is happening. That's when I was like, "Oh, shit. "Its certainly true it is", really bad. Disney is closing." Because they just don't time that.

But I necessitate, plainly, this is the case. It's proven that these residences need to be closed and people need to stay home. My opinion is they know all these things should've been closed and tourists should not have been able to come in and go to do things. It's like there's no authority.

You go out anywhere and you could just see how people are with their cover-ups. It's down below their snouts. Beings aren't paying attention, so there's no way to control those things. But we have a governor here who thinks what’s most important is having situates opening hours for tourism and jobs and whatever. There's very little control that anybody has over that.

MH: Even though Florida has a Republican fortres, to its implementation of regional, very small polls across the country, frankly fag and other marginalized people--like people of color, parties with disabilities--are earn move in smaller ballots. So I was curious, for people who may see Florida as time a Republican fortres, if you have any insight into local gaps or where maybe openly queer parties are activists or campaigners in ways that maybe the national media doesn't often foreground?

KA: People in Orlando, it used to be this very specific thing: “There are no queer gaps for us here. God, I can't wait to get out of here. I don't want to live here. I want to be someplace where I feel like I can be queer, I can feel like I can be with my partner. I don't feel like it's as prejudiced against me.”

Staying there, I clearly understand and feel that kind of feeling, but there's been a marked difference of people who are young and queer literally deciding to stay in Orlando , not to be, "I'm going to leave and exit some other place." They're like, "I want to stay here and do the make because this place is meaningful to me and I'm going to get involved." On the local election level, there's been such a marked difference. Even with candidates who haven't certainly earned, there's been such a narrow margin and it's never been like that before.

Because young people are canvassing. They're staying, they're showing up. You get beings telephone bank and people who are all young gay people who are engaged with it. That was not something I ever witnessed in Central Florida before. It's so wonderful to see just because it is this thing where it's like whenever ballots happen and parties get so pretty pissed at Florida, it's like, "Oh, Florida's full of declines and everybody is the worst there. It's some kind of situation." It's like, “No, it's not.” It's also hard when the people who are queer who would help us vote or shaking a certain way, leave.

This past presidential election, Orlando skewed really blue-blooded in this way and I know it's because of people who are so sincere about biding and doing a great deal of work. It's been really heartening to see because as I said, it's simply not something I had suffered as a person who has decided to stay. That's a neat, hopeful thing.

MH: If you could correct one error or harmful stereotype about life-time in Florida, what would it be?

KA: I think there's this idea that it's this certain kind of white redneck that lives in Florida. I necessitate, I would say the biggest stereotype is that Florida could even be all one kind of person. Florida is so big-hearted. It's a huge state, and the materials of it are all so different. You even drive an hour, you feel like you're in a different place because the landscape alters. It's such a wide-ranging mixture of so many different beings, so many different people.

There's this idea that it's Florida Man all the time. But I conceive every government has Florida Man if we're being honest about it.

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IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic: Many university students live with their families

Many university students live with their families, while others live away from home because their universities are in different places. What are the advantages and disadvantages of both status?

Essay Plan:

* Introduction: refer to the statement, state that there are advantages and disadvantages.

* Paragraph 2: living with categories( 1) advantage- economize on accommodation( 2) advantage- enjoy category subsistence: snacks, heating costs, room-sharing( 3) harm- too many distractions may injure studies

* Paragraph 3:( 1) handicap - high cost of accommodation( 2) advantage -easier to construct study chores and to interact with fellow students.

* Conclusion: personal circumstances differ, but we can identify advantages and handicaps of both situations.

Essay :

It is true that, although some university students are able to live with their families while studying in their home town, others are forced to live away from home in order to pursue their studies. There are advantages and disadvantages of both these situations.

If university students are able to live with their families, there are both benefits and flaws. Firstly, one great advantage is that it is capable of economize, since they do not have to pay for accommodation. Secondly, they enjoy family carry in terms of sharing meals, heating rates, possibly even sharing a apartment with brothers and sisters or sister. However, the home statu may also have its disadvantages. Family procedures are often disorderly for students who have to concentrate on their studies in a placid milieu. Without a dedicated seat in which to study, for example in the nights or at weekends, it is hard to keep up with research studies schedule.

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On the other hand, when students live away from home, they too face challenges. One hindrance is having to find accommodation. Universities are often located in major urban centres, where tariffs are high if students have to find a room with even the basic equipment. Nonetheless, there are benefits of learning to study independently in another city. Students are able to escape the distractions of family life, and thereby establish study routines and species alliances with other students who find themselves in the same situation. These causes may help them in their studies.

In conclusion, while there will clearly be differences in the personal circumstances of individual university students, some potential advantages and handicaps of living at home or away from home can be identified.

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* to pursue their studies[ show ]:

Meaning: to continue studying

Example: Peter and Mary have got errands at McDonald’s, but they plan to continue their studies part-time.

* to economize[ verb ]:

Meaning: to use less fund than you ordinarily use

Example: Japan has introduced hydrogen automobiles to reduce air pollution and to economize on fuel costs.

* disruptive[ adjective ]:

Meaning: justification difficulties, such as noise, so that something cannot continue normally

Example: The librarian had to warn some unruly students who were talking too loudly in the library.

* dedicated[ adjective ]:

Meaning: used for one particular purpose only

Example: In the USA, some TV canals are dedicated to 24 -hour news.

* to keep up with[ construction ]:

Meaning: to make progress at the same rate as something

Example: The coach talk so fast that it was hard for me to keep up with all indications she gave us.

* to face challenges[ expression ]:

Meaning: to have to deal with status which may be difficult

Example: Children from good lineages face countless challenges if they want to go to university.

* facilities[ noun ]:

Meaning: gear provides a particular purpose

Example: The library has excellent equipment for customers to access the internet.

* distractions[ noun ]:

Meaning: things that take your attention away from what you are doing Example: I find it hard to work at home because there are too many distractions.

* to words ties[ idioms ]:

Meaning: to start to create and develop friendships

Example: She constituted many close friendships at university, including the subjects that she was studying.

* circumstances[ noun ]:

Meaning: the facts of the case and conditions which alter a situation

Example: Police said that there were no suspicious circumstances bordering the deaths among the President.

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Writing Your First Novel: How to Fix an (Accidentally) Autobiographical Novel

Some of you may be participating in our 100 Day Book program, writing your first tale on your own, or kicking around the idea of starting that manuscript.

Writing Your First Novel

Writing your first romance is hard. It’s a struggle. It’s a learning process.

And it’s often autobiographical, even though they are you don’t entail it to be. And that’s okay.

However, as you write your first romance, it would be worth stepping back and considering how much you need your book to repeat your life.

Great writing comes from huge knows, of course! But, does your first volume need to be your life?

Can you start writing something inspired by your life, yet not the same, instead?

Wait, My Main Character Is Me!

Every character is a piece of the author. I imply, how do you “write what you know” if you can’t squander who you know?

The thing with writing your first work is that the prime reputation will most likely be based on yourself. Heavily based on yourself.

What I represent by this is that their point of view likely comes from your point of view in real life. When it's your first time writing, it's not uncommon that your main character shares your perspective.

My first finished tale was a dramatized edition of my life at the time. I didn’t recognize it when I was writing, but my primary reputation was me.

Her sister was my sister. Her husband was my husband. I believe I made up one character( an elderly neighbor woman ), but other than that I basically exactly deepened the names.

Even if you find your first draft to be “too you, ” don’t panic. It’s not a waste of time, and you can still save it from mustering dust for eternity.

Writing your first romance is hard work, and teach how to write a POV or POVs that are inspired by you without accurately you is a learning process.

And part of the innovative process, extremely!

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You might be saying, “I didn’t mean for this to be autobiographical. Now I have to start over.”

No, you don’t.

Here are just a handful of reasons to go with the flow and save writing your first novel 😛 TAGEND 1. You’re getting into a writing habit.

Writing compels dedication, era control, and a ton of patience. Just like anything else important, you have to prioritize your writing period and provided points and deadlines for yourself or you’ll never finish.

With your first novel, you’re practicing your writing habit by divulge what time of day you write best, learning how many oaths you can reasonably produce in each seminar, and developing your “process.”

Writing discussions should be dedicated to learning your wording of story writing or nonfiction writing.

Don't obsess over whether or not your writing is as good as a published author's. Instead, write your first novel with a goal of developing good writing habits.

This is what will push you through writing lows like writer's block, perfectionism, or imposter syndrome.

And all of these practices will support you again and again as you gave more terms down on reoccurring blank pages.

Some strategies to nurture healthful writing dress include:

Set a daily statement weigh( or protect a procedure hour of the day for writing ).

You is likely to be like to make a" Word Count Jar" or "Word Count Bank" and included or remove coin from the jar every day you do or don't meet your utterance counting point. Treat yourself to something you've special like a yummy dinner or special endowment when you've added a certain amount.

Find a writing blog( like this one !) or listen to a writing podcast that coachs you something about writing without clouding progress of work in your first book.

Different novelists have a different writing process, and others have same ones, extremely. Whether or not you experience writing gratuities that come with the territory or a step-by-step process on how to write your first work, turning to aspiring columnists turned published columnists is a good way to develop healthy writing habits that will lead to your finished book.

Read! Don't stop predict!

Never stop reading, even as you write. Countless scribes' gamblings floor doctrines come from reading wide and deep. Your writing process will only benefit from a bookshelf that its full of bestsellers, short-lived storeys, classics, introductions, contemporary tales, and a variety of genres.

Do you want to become a great writer with magnificent storey suggestions? Then you need to read. You need to learn from the best.

2. You’re drill your procedure and result yourself.

Writing is a lot of work.

Structure, reference arc and change, B plots, ambiance, style, etc. are all things you need to keep track of when writing a novel.

Because your life is so familiar, applying it as substance starts it easier concentrated on the finer times and causes you develop your writing style without having to concentrate as much on attributes or original storyline.

When you move on to the next diary, or even the second draft, you’ll be much more confident in your writing.

But for now, lean on the reason you decided to write your first novel in the first place. Use that to finish your book.

Don't be too hard on yourself if your first being narration feels a little too close to home.

3. You’re learning to differentiate courages.

A common problem with brand-new novelists( and let’s face it, some seasoned ones) is all their courages are similar. They talk the same, greeting the same, sometimes even search the same.

Drawing from beings in real life can help with this.

You are aware of your sister would react, what her speech patterns are, that irking little half grin she gets when she’s right and knows it. No one else is like her. Writing “her” into your notebook will help you develop richer reputations in later stories.

However, while your reputations has been possible to similar temperaments to people in their own lives, that doesn't mean they have to share identical backstories.

If you are worrying that your courages are carven copies of one another, and that riles you, perhaps consider how you can make their backstories different.

Take a writing transgres day and dedicate it to getting to know your references a bit better by writing out these backstories in a synopsis of their life. If it helps, try obtain a photo online that best fits this character--but is not that sister who motivated them.

Are you starting to see them somewhat in a different light now? Is that difference inducing it easier or harder to write them?

If easier, bravo, and keep going!

If more difficult, scrap this courage date as one for pattern, and give yourself a break for realise the specific characteristics so alike others in your real life. It's your first bible. You're learning!

4. You’re understand to use real world.

I just said you shouldn’t use real life, right? Not exactly.

You will ever use real world as a basis for your narrations, but being should be a trigger for insight instead of replica verbatim.

As you're writing your first tale, you’re learning to take notes, to watch people’s peculiarities, to recall weird conferences you had three years ago. You’re learning to pay attention.( And hopefully you’re learning to always carry something to write with .)

P.S. If you haven't tried writing( and taken due note) with Scrivener hitherto, I most recommend it.

Carrying a writer's journal in your back pocket is still in good dres. Using Scrivener to take notes and plot and write your record is too. You can read more about our notebook Scrivener Superpowers in this post.

5. You’re going to finish a romance!

Remember how you wanted to write a novel, which is why you started the process to begin with? You’re still doing that!

Even if it never learns the light of day, you will have written your first romance. It will exist.

And when you move on to the next intuition, you’ll be old hat at this whole novelist thing.

However, if you get hung up on your fib needing to be perfect, on it needing to be as good as what your future books will surely be, you'll never finish this one.

Finishing is the most important step you can accomplish this time round! You'll learn so much about narration organize, your writing process, and other writing necessaries by accomplishing what you set out to do in the beginning of your writing challenge.

You can't edit anything that isn't written.

In the same sun, you'll never learn as much about writing a first bible as you do from actually finishing your first novel.

Whether or not you're writing a 50,000 oath MG book or a 100,000 parole imagination tale, finish your story. Share it with others. And prepare for the second draft.

Up the Stakes

I know it seems like I’m saying writing your first romance is just a practice run, but that’s not inevitably the action. Besides the above reasons to stick with it, I have another secret 😛 TAGEND

You can still save this book.

So your main character is you at the core. She’s doing what you do daily. She’s taking her puppy for a walk, going to the grocery store, crusading with her collaborator. She’s perpetually "ve got something", so you are interested in there’s one tonne of action.

But where’s the conflict?

A list of action is not a story. There must be conflict. Your private soul probably isn’t very dramatic, and that’s okay. You can still use instances of your life to write your novel.

Just up those stakes.

If your main character goes to the grocery store, what happens? Does she get mugged in the parking lot? Does she run into an aged flare? Does she have a mental breakdown after used to identify the supermarket is out of her favorite bathroom tissue?

Something has to rub your main character the wrong way in order for there to be a story. Find the conflict and you’ll have a book, whether your people are a little too true to life or not.

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( A NOTE FOR THOSE MEANING TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY/ MEMOIR: This section applies to you, more. You still need to have conflict in your narration. The difference is you need to remember what the conflict was at the time instead of making it up .)

Keep Moving Forward

Even if upping the ventures doesn’t turn your raw material into shiny gold, it’s okay.

After my first novel turned out too true to life, I stagnated a bit. I gave it in a drawer somewhere.( I have absolutely no intuition which drawer now, but I’m sure the poor manuscript has a nice layer of dust and some expired vouchers to keep it company .) I was just wondering if I should seek to rewrite some more and decided it wasn’t worth the effort. The fib simply felt doneto me.

Knowing that made me fret I didn’t have any imagination or writing choppers. But I picked myself up and wrote a duet bad short-change legends. I started three other novels that didn’t get off the ground.

I impeded writing .

It didn’t take long for me to get out of my slump. A little while last-minute, I was almost abounding with ideas to write about. I’d learnt my mentality to write and opened the floodgates of revelation in the process. The next novel was a dark fantasy, with people that had temperaments all their own and a macrocosm that was drastically different from my local grocery store.

That volume turned into Surviving Death, and was published this month.

Now I have so many intuitions, it’s hard to keep up.

Keep writing . Keep practicing. The remainder will fall in line.

Is your journal a little too autobiographical? What are you going to do to up the bets? Let me know in the comments!


Today I want you to take fifteen minutes to write about something you did today. A discourse, a patronize tour, emptying your room, anything. Keep it as true to life as possible except for one thing: conflict. Up the stakes.

When you’re done, share your writing in specific comments. Don’t forget to comment on your friend writers’ work!

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