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NaNo – music

Everyone writes differently. Some on laptops, some on typewriters, and a few freaks even write longhand (I love you, I do - it's envy talking, here). Some write in costume, some write upside down, and some write only when fueled by... Continue Reading →

NaNo – unspeakable

We novelists love our wise sayings and rising speeches. "Come on and do the NaNoWriMo!" we cry to our fellow writers. "It is a journey! It will be an adventure!" And I can promise you all the glory of such words, too.... Continue Reading →

NaNo – The unexpected

What I love about NaNoWriMo is the unexpected gifts born of desperation. That's really the point of the month, isn't it? Desperate to finish the word count of the day, we start making stuff up, and occasionally find gems within... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Books 2016 – Novel Update

Paperfury has another good Beautiful Books list of questions specifically for those of us pelting head-long through National Novel Writing Month - but also for those who wish to answer an interrogation on their novel's behalf. Here's mine. 1. Overall,... Continue Reading →

Why I write alone…

I don't always. Some of my best writing memories include riding in a car with my crazy, writer brain-twin and passing our laptops back and forth in complete silence so we could live-read what the other was working on, sitting... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Books 2016 – Introduce Your Novel

Somewhere in my deeply twisted writer's soul, I knew I needed this. It's why I dubbed my novel "Bill" and anthropomorphized him in the post, "Early Stages of a Novel - A Love Story". I knew I needed to introduce my... Continue Reading →

Manly Men Needed

The NaNoWriMo forums are a gift and a curse, and maybe a little more curse. Sometimes ya get writers giving writer-ly advice using bile-inducing grammar, punctuation, logic, and word choice. Sometimes the forums suck you into a vortex of internet confusion... Continue Reading →

Early Stages of Novel – A Love Story

Every writer will tell you a different story. No, I'm not making some grand philosophical point, I'm telling you that each writer will literally inform you, should you be so bold as to ask, of the beginning of their conception... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People – September 2016

Okay, kids. NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and I'm sure more than a few of us have been scratching away at our outlines. Me, I have a Viking, a magic system, a B&B, and the beginning of a beautiful... Continue Reading →

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