NON FICTION: What Writing Fiction Has Taught Me About Life

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What could I possibly learn from writing fiction? Aren’t I basically just making stuff up? What lessons even await me in the worlds of make-believe?

I had written for eight years before I decided to embark on my authorial journey, and I thought I knew everything when it came to this new pursuit, but boy, did I learn that I actually knew jack squat.

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NON FICTION: I Wrote Three Novels With Different Tools And This Is What I’ve Learned

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When I quit my job, all I had in mind was to write one novel. I didn’t think it would turn into three.

I also thought I’d be doing all the work in Google Docs. That grew to encompass most of the popular methods as well.

And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably spending all your writing time searching for irrelevant things like ‘best plot structure’ and ‘funny puppy videos’, which explains why you’re reading this article.

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