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Book Review: Ready, Set, Novel!

When I was facing my first NaNoWriMo, I wanted to go in with a game plan because I was fearful that without knowing the beginning, middle and end of my book, I would get lost and never finish. 215 more words

Writing

The Making of an Author - Developments

In the past week since that unexpected inspiration to write a play I’ve learned it is a three act play.  Having never written a play before I’m completely clueless about how it is done and if what I’m experiencing is how it happens for everyone. 432 more words

My Writing Process

Need a Laugh?

In the midst of all that being edited yesterday I ended up needing a break and found a delightfully funny book.

Have any of you read, “No Plot, No Problem” by Chris Baty? 59 more words

My Writing Process

Why I am allergic to most 'how to' books on writing

I have an admission to make: ‘how to’ writing books make me feel a bit queasy.

You know the ‘classics’ you’re supposed to read? The ones that talk about grammar and style, and how to psychoanalyse your characters to within an inch of their lives? 746 more words

Writing

NaNoWriMo

I have participated in NaNoWriMo twice and each time I get a lot of questions about what it is, how it works, and my experience with it. 813 more words

Writing

Post NaNoWriMo 12/1 Final Words

“Dear Novelist,
     It is my pleasure to inform you that you have officially kicked ass this month.
~Chris Baty

…Your willingness to go out on a creative limb, to stand  up and reach for an impossible goal, is an inspiring example to all of us. 318 more words

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