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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

Weekly Photo Challenge

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


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. 450 more words

Trying New Things