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Finishing NaNoWriMo (and what I learned from it)

This past Saturday, I finished the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel. It’s rough — as a first draft often is — and there are some holes I need to fill in, but overall, I’m thrilled with how it turned out, and proud to say I cranked out a first draft in under a month. 601 more words

Creative Writing

NaNoWriMo is Hard

Writing every day is a great way to get words on the page that you can fine tune later.

Since November 1 I’ve been participating in… 733 more words

Watershed Moments 3.0

My first NaNoWriMo - A thought a day

I first heard about NaNoWriMo years ago, before I had ever tried writing anything myself. I put it at the back of the filing cabinet in my mind and have since dreamt of one day challenging myself to write a 50,000 word first draft in one month. 664 more words

Creative Writing

Hey, Lawyers--Wanna Write a Novel in November? Sure You Do!

It’s almost November . . . and if you’re a lawyer longing to write your novel, that is great news. Aspiring lawyer-writers among you who have thought about a novel or other fiction for a while have likely heard of… 677 more words


Raevenly is Writing: More Micah

Things are progressing here, one painful inch at a time. I’m still unraveling motive and plot, but one things for sure: Micah and Drake are gonna hook up damnit. 155 more words

The Writings

The Craft: The Benefits of Critiquing Others' Work

Recently, I was able to critique my old friend, Daniel’s, book while it was in its second draft. So, pretty early on. It was more like being a Beta Reader than doing a critique. 756 more words


Book Six: Or, Perhaps My Most Important Book to Date

Last night, I finished writing another book.

*panic flails*

*throws confetti*

It’s my sixth ever completed book, which is mind blowing to me in its own right. 1,068 more words