One of the things that can be really helpful is talking out your story and characters with someone else who will help probe your story and also give you a little direction for the next time you sit down to write. Jim and Ben do a little exercise where one of Ben's characters is put to the test.
We also talk about the concept of "ma," or stillness, as a way to pace your novel and also keep that word count up.
As Jim points out in this episode, it can't hurt to do a little reading in the middle of all this writing. What are you using as your fallback book this month?
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