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NaNoWriMo Prep: Expecations (and Managing Them)

I looked at my calendar and couldn’t believe it; we are in our last week of prep before the main event! Hopefully you’ve got some sort of plan, and are still excited about writing. 817 more words


Basic Elements

“We like to think about how smart we are. But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it’s all there, at least the basic elements of it. 22 more words


Writers on Writing


Like your bedroom, your writing room should be private, a place where you go to dream. Your schedule — in at about the same time every day, out when your thousand words are on paper or disk — exists in order to habituate yourself, to make yourself ready to dream just as you make yourself ready to sleep by going to bed at roughly the same time each night and following the same ritual as you go. 1,526 more words


For the sake of your Father

Hile gunslingers! Obviously I’m going to spoil everything that happens in the final book, so go back and read them now!

It has taken me literally months to finish the final Dark Tower novel. 584 more words


Week 43: (Co-)Write a Textbook

The scariest book I’ve ever read is Stephen King’s The Shining. It took me about three months to read it the first time because I kept having to stop whenever the story got too scary for me to sit still. 493 more words


NaNoWriMo: Frame of Mind

Do you know what would inspire me to do NaNoWriMo this year? A typewriter. (If I had one!) A typewriter is a novelty, and out of a novelty comes a novel. 683 more words



Since it’s October and since Halloween is right around the corner my family and I have been indulging in horror flicks. So far we’ve watched three different versions of Stephen King’s Carrie, Halloween, Halloween 6, I know what you did last summer, and tonight’s horror flick, Jeepers Creepers. 385 more words