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Books to Write By

Writers are always working to hone their craft. We never stop looking for ways to reach beyond our natural gift of storytelling. It can be taking formal course work to pursue an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) or attending conferences, but it can also be to listening comments of other writers as they critique our work, or working with a mentor. 609 more words

No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: Nonfiction

Medium: Paperback

Synopsis: From the creator of NaNoWriMo itself, Chris Baty offers valuable tips, pep talks, and suggestions in his guide to writing a book in 30 days.   384 more words

Explorers Are Never Lost

Today I am not writing in my garden due to a most inconvenient series of thunderstorms (don’t they know they’re only supposed to come during the week and not screw up my weekends?) 173 more words

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NaNo No No By Kait Carson

Oops, I confess. I am a NaNo No No.

For those who don’t know, NaNo (a/k/a NaNoWriMo), is the National Novel Writing Month. There are numerous stories behind the creation of NaNo. 577 more words

Book Review: On Writing, and No Plot? No Problem!

Today I’m doing something a little different. I’m reviewing two books in one go. There are certain books that are more difficult to give a longer review to. 934 more words

Book Recs

The Good And Bad Novel Lists

I am planning my NaNoWriMo novel (*screams*) and I am using the lovely book called No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty (aka NaNoWriMo founder). In it, Chris suggests listing two lists: the Good Novel List and Bad Novel List (or, as he calls it, Magna Carter I and Magna Carter II). 256 more words

Writing Advice


Of course, that title isn’t to insinuate that once you write something during November, you can never take it back. (Gods forbid, because I can’t imagine any of my stories staying there. 756 more words