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NaNoPrepWeek | House Blog

The stars have aligned, Mercury is in retrograde*, and I’m prepping for NaNoWriMo!

I say that because this will be the first year I’ve actually done prep work for a NaNo story – and not ‘I’ve got a character name and an idea’ prep work, I mean ‘names, backgrounds, world-building, and outline’ prep work. 300 more words

Engen Books

NaNoWriMo (and NaNonFiWriMo) Prep: Your 30-Day Writing Challenge Preparation Checklist - by Nina Amir...

on Writer’s Digest:

When you register for a personal development class, the transformation begins immediately. It’s as if your commitment—putting money down and scheduling the time on your calendar—starts your mind working toward bettering yourself. 119 more words


World Building

So I don’t have a post planned for today that goes with my witchy topics, I figured I could share a bit on world building. I was inspired to write my story about wolves because… 164 more words


Collective Nouns

Stop! Grammar time: Collective Nouns

Is “data” singular or plural? Should you use “audience” or “audiences”? In this week’s blog post, we break down nouns that mean a plural, but are treated as a singular. 345 more words

Writing Is Hard

Can Writing Make You a Better Person?

We are not perfect.

We’re not perfect artists, and we’re not perfect people.

Writing imperfect things reminds us we are imperfect humans. But writing can also, possibly, influence our own behavior, and change our lives. 642 more words

Meg Dowell

Ten Things Every Writer Needs to Hear

The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd.

Ecclesiastes 12:11

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. 282 more words

Writing Tip -- Guest Blogger, Carole Brown

I am pleased to welcome back Carole Brown as a guest blogger today. Carole was here back in May when she talked about her novels set during World War II. 1,325 more words

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