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NaNoPlanno: Tools for NaNoWriMo Prep

By Chris Mandeville

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month: a frenzy of writing with the goal of producing a 50,000-word novel during the thirty days of November. 1,511 more words

The Craft Of Writing

How I Plot My Novels

A few weeks ago, I started a series of articles on how I write my novels. If you missed the first two parts of the series, you can find them here. 4,050 more words

Elf Gate Series

Even Snowflakes Follow the Rules

Snowflakes and Heroes

by Lars Emmerich

Fifteen years ago, during my first career as an F-16 pilot, I worked with a guy who had one of the worst jobs in the world. 989 more words

The Craft Of Writing

New Draft Complete!

Exciting news: I finished a new draft!

A brand new story, so shiny and sparkly, is finally drafted after an agonizing year of trying to get through it. 613 more words


5 Types of Books to Make You a Better Writer

This is a re-blogging of a post I wrote a couple of years ago, but I believe the content continues to be valid. It’s said that writers should be readers – which is true – but just what exactly are we supposed to be reading? 688 more words

Writings About Writing

Review of Good Naked - Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, & Be Happier By Joni B. Cole

Living a writer’s life is like being permanently strapped into a roller coaster seat. When we can pound out those words, or when we get an acceptance email, we feel a rush of excitement, and we’re so glad we write. 659 more words

Book Review

Juggling Multiple Projects

Growing up, I was the kind of girl who was obsessive about stories. I devoured them like they were the juiciest cheeseburgers, and I always craved more. 468 more words