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Revisiting Imperfection

As November peeks around the corner, I always find myself thinking about NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. In honor of that and my continued quest for imperfection, let’s have a flash back to April 2012…. 734 more words


Preparing for NaNoWriMo? Step 1: Clear the Decks and Collect Ingredients

A friend (waving to Jane!) asked me how to prepare for National Novel Writing Month and after I sent her the third e-mail, suggested I write a blog post since November 1st is coming right up. 401 more words

Trying New Things

“There is no pressure on you to write a brilliant first draft.  Because no one ever writes a brilliant first draft.”

-Chris Baty, No Plot? No Problem!

A Feast for NaNoWriMo 2016

Food plan alert. Mine is ready. Is yours?

I’ve participated in how many NaNoWriMos? Nine, ten, eleven? The National Novel Writing Month in November is a writing signpost for me. 339 more words



One of the first things anyone will likely tell you about NaNoWriMo is the title of the book Chris Baty wrote specifically for the preparation time: No Plot, No Problem! 845 more words


Bookish Recap (June)

I got so majorly sick this month that I didn’t think that I’d be able to read, but spending 4+ days in bed really helped, as it turns out! 317 more words

Book Recs

Book Review - No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

A lot of people would say you’re batty if you think you can write a novel in one month. It turns out the person who started the whole National Novel Writing Month craze was, certifiably, batty. 682 more words

Book Reviews