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GUEST BLOG: How To Write About Places You've Never Been by Alethea D. Grace

Unless you’re rich and old enough to check into a hotel, or have parents who are willing to support your writing career at an incredible level, it might be tough to actually visit places you deicide to include in your story.  459 more words


Pantsing or planning - that is the NaNoWriMo question

The big question with NaNoWriMo, for a lot of writers, is whether to ‘pants’ or ‘plan’.

You know – whether to sit down and ‘just write’, with the story going where it will as one navigates ‘by the seat of the pants’, or whether it’s better to have some sort of written structure. 476 more words


Three Reasons You Haven’t Gotten Any Writing Done This Week

The first step to overcoming an obstacle is acknowledging there’s an obstacle to overcome. Most writers who are struggling to start, maintain or complete projects often have trouble figuring out exactly why. 688 more words

Meg Dowell

10 + 1 things to do in October to get ready for NaNoWriMo

It’s October. Do you know what that means?

October is not just the month of fear and monsters, it’s also high time you started getting ready for November – for NaNoWriMo. 769 more words


Take My Hand - I Write For You. I Write For Me...

A couple of years ago, in my usual exuberance for writing about writing instead of actually writing (which, when you think about it IS actually writing. 1,521 more words


How to Take a Work Trip across Three Countries with Your Three Kids--and No Partner--without Losing Your Mind

I’d been planning a Cuba trip for a while–I had work to do there and in-laws to visit, and I hadn’t been since early 2013–but for one reason or another, dates just weren’t lining up. 1,219 more words

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