Kami Garcia's Writing Tips: NaNoWriMo Edition

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Check back every day in November for a new writing tips video starring me, my dog Oz, and Funko Pop Buffy, Spike, and Willow.

February 9, 2016

What’s On My Inspiration Board? #60

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, and another is for my upcoming YA contemporary romance for Imprint, The Lovely Reckless. Here’s a look at some of the images that inspired me this week.

*All Images from Pinterest

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You can pre-order The Lovely Reckless here.

If you missed What’s on My Inspiration Board #59, you can see it here.

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February 8, 2016

On My Desk #82

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Every Monday, I post about what’s on my desk.

Check out what’s on my desk today:

What’s on your desk today? Let me know in the comments section.

If you missed On My Desk #81, you can see it here.

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February 5, 2016

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 2/5/16

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:

11 Steps to Turn Your Plot Bunny into a Full-Fledged Novel

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Writing Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

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Stop Putting Off Writing Now

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Books for Writers:

The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna

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**See more Books for Writers here

Cool Stuff for Writers:

Bedside Table for Book Lovers

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“Write to Embrace Reality” Pillow

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**See more Cool Stuff for Writers & Readers here

Read More…

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