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The Fog of War – NaNo: Final Stretch + Snippets

For those of you WriMo-ers out there, you may be feeling a little fatigued at this point. You may be dealing with writing-related injuries like strained wrists, bruised fingers, blisters, or early-onset cray-cray-writer syndrome*. Well, I'm here for you, and... Continue Reading →

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NaNoWriMo – Mid-month Update

For those of you who might not know, I regularly participate in the worldwide movement known as National Novel Writing Month. The challenge: write 50,000 words in 30 days. The rules: no starting the story before Nov. 1, take care... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People #26 – Author Writing Process Edition

Paper Fury has done it again with another lovely Beautiful People post - even if I was a bit late in getting to it. Just under the wire! Whew! Here's here meme, for those interested parties: Paperfury.com How do you... Continue Reading →

Writing: Character

A writer-friend of mine who has recently stumbled into some impending spare time asked me if I had any advice on the creation of characters. It turns out, I have some clear and relevant thoughts on the matter, and I... Continue Reading →

Writing Sequels

Off the top of my head, I really can't think of an author who's kicked back, hoisted their champagne, and touted writing sequels as something that was 'easy'. Mostly, writers love to complain in long, elegant, and very tortured paragraphs.... Continue Reading →

Writing A Lost Character

via Daily Prompt: Unmoored Today's word-of-the-day prompt was 'unmoored'. What a lovely word. It immediately captured my imagination. I wondered how I could possibly post about the foggy, poetic state of mind it immediately put my sleepy little brain in.... Continue Reading →

The Memories of Godric Dorial

So, Bill and I are getting ready for the holidays. For those of you who don't know, forgot, or had better things to be doing with your time: Bill is the temporary name I gave to the work-in-progress novel for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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