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If You’re In, Go All In

Planning Your National Novel Writing Month Win Mid-Manhattan Library Photo by Rob Bye on Unsplash If you’ve decided, it’s time to think a little further. If you’re going to accept the National Novel Writing Month challenge, figure out how you’re going to do it. It is no small thing to write an original 50,000 word novel… Continue reading If You’re In, Go All In

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To NaNo or Not To Nano…

There is no wrong decision. Photo by Estée Janssens on Unsplash Every November, thousands of writers around the globe dive into the wild and glorious National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) on-line, creative-writing adventure. Each writer attempts to write a new 50,000 word novel manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Freelance writer Chris Baty initiated NaNoWriMo… Continue reading To NaNo or Not To Nano…

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Story Ghosts from NaNoWriMo Past…

Photo from pixabay on pexels.com   This year’s NaNoWriMo novel is tucked safely to rest, but all is not quiet. It is noisy, raucous, rude, and rowdy with stories erupting, brawling, and pleading for me to choose them to work with next. The most pathetic and forlorn of the stories hover around the edges. Hanging… Continue reading Story Ghosts from NaNoWriMo Past…

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Ways to Thrive as a Writer: Putting the First Draft to Bed

Photo by Abby Kihano on pexels.com   You type THE END, save the document, get up and stretch, stumble away from your story. Your first draft is done. This aching, joyous mess of story is finally down on the page. There will be time now for researching, for rethinking relationships, working further on that strange character… Continue reading Ways to Thrive as a Writer: Putting the First Draft to Bed