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Camp Care Package: Finish each day in the middle.

Author Taran Matharu takes over as your first Camp Counselor this April! Here's his second Camp Care Package:

This is a secret I wish I’d been told a long time ago: try and finish writing each day mid-sentence, mid-paragraph, mid-chapter. It's significantly easier to start writing on a half-finished sentence or scene, allowing you to easily pick up where you left off and quickly get back in the zone. Equally, if I finish a chapter, I always make a start on the next one while the writing juices are flowing, no matter how tempting it is to stop there. That way, I don't start my next session staring at the blank page of a new chapter.

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Today's Writing Dare

Stop your writing session today in the middle of a sentence. That's right - don't finish it! No period, question mark, exclamation point, nothing. Jot down some notes about what's going to happen next if you're afraid you'll forget. Then tomorrow, when you start writing, see how much easier it is to dive into your story.

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Taran Matharu is a New York Times bestselling author. He was born in London in 1990 and began his first book at 9 years old. Taran wrote the Summoner series during NaNoWriMo in November 2013, at the age of 22. He updated it daily on, and its popularity dramatically increased, reaching over 3 million reads in less than 6 months. It eventually became published as a bestselling series. Since then, the book has been translated into 15 languages around the world.

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