What's in a Name? A Great Character.

Last November, I “won” National Novel Writing Month by writing 50,000 words of a novel draft. But I had never been satisfied with the name of my protagonist, a name which I’d used as a placeholder in my rush to finish. 442 more words

On Writing

NaNo Reflection

Every November writers around the world collectively participate in a free on-line program, attempting to complete a 50K word manuscript. Developed as a non-profit organization, the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) offers tips, resources, a buddy program, and a place to chart your progress. 305 more words



Have you ever had a goal that seems to hover just out of reach? I’m talking about those last five pounds that you can’t shed, that last $1000 of debt that hangs over your head, that last month of pregnancy when everyone assumes you should’ve had the baby, yet you feel like it’s never going to happen. 724 more words


Steven King - Quote from On Writing

“Writing fiction, especially a long work of fiction can be difficult, lonely job; it’s like crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a bathtub. There’s plenty of opportunity for self-doubt.”

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The Mysteriously Missing Blogger

Goodness, I have been gone for a bit. What was my absence over Christmas turned into my absence over being sick after Christmas. For that I apologize, but I am back now and ready to once more begin giving you regular blog updates! 258 more words


New Venture Revitalizing Old

Corona Typewriter, 1920-22 credit to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Corona

I have lost my mind …at least I think I have. I started a YouTube channel. Yes, I did. I’ve been watching other channels most every day and I thought, I have something that interests me and I want to share it with others. 125 more words


Returning to the Book

I’ve had some struggles lately…well, more than struggles, really. I’ve gone through some tough shit, and let’s leave it at that, but I miss the book I wrote during Nano. 203 more words

Creative Writing