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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 →

NaNo Update – 10 days in the trenches

Speaking to you live from the cave of your favorite Nomadic Troglodyte, I have ... *drumroll* a NaNoWriMo Update. So here's the thing about NaNoWriMo: it doesn't really inspire good writing. However, it inspires lots of writing, which is the... 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 →

Excusez-moi

I am interrupting your regularly scheduled blog post to announce that there will be no regularly scheduled blog post for a week or two. My brother's getting married, and I have responsibilities and stuff. Not to mention the fact that... 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 →

Advice to a Young Writer

Just the other week, it was my good fortune to meet a young writer. Her mother was overjoyed when she discovered this newfound talent in her daughter,¬†as she had recalled that it was a passion of mine and we would... Continue Reading →

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