Kami Garcia's Writing Tips: NaNoWriMo Edition

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February 27, 2015

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 2/27/15

If you want to become a better writer, you have to write. But you also have to read. One of the things I love to read about is the craft of writing — advice, tips, and techniques from other writers.

Take a look at what I was reading this week & a few other things that inspired me:

*All images from Pinterest

Articles & Posts:

Write Short Fiction: What’s a Serial?

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Help for Slow Writers

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25 Things About Creating Characters

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Books for Writers:

Between the Lines: Master the Subtle Elements of Fiction Writing by Jessica Page Morrell

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**See more Craft & Reference Books for Writers here

Cool Stuff for Writers:

30 Pieces of Jewelry Inspired by the Divergent Trilogy

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Library Card Socks

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Read More…

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February 26, 2015

Poll: Which Fictional Dragon is Your Favorite?


Literature and film are full of fantastic fictional dragons. Which one is your favorite? Cast your vote below.

Here’s a bonus dragon from my Instagram: 

Here there be baby dragons. #fantasy #dragons

A photo posted by Kami Garcia (@kamigarcia) on

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February 25, 2015

What’s on My Inspiration Board? #39

I started out in college as a fine arts major. Even though I ultimately ended up being a writer, I still see the world in pictures.

When I’m building a new story, images allow me to physically see the characters and the places the way I visualize them in my mind. Inspiration boards are also a great way to get the feel for the mood of the book, or a particular scene.

One wall in my office serves as my inspiration board for the Legion Series. Here’s a look at some of the images that inspired me this week.

*All Images from Pinterest

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If you missed What’s on My Inspiration Board #38, you can see it HERE.


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