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On the Road to #NaNoWriMo

If any of you are doing NaNo this year I hope you’re checking your calendar because it’s close. Even if you don’t do writing prep, I hope you’re churning ideas in your mind, especially that opening scene. It’s best if … Continue reading

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My Two-Novel Autumn Plan

The time is here, the time is now. That’s where my thinking is these days while I try to not let the moment become too big. I’m about to write two novels back to back, Riparia’s Bk4 (Aramon Daughters) and … Continue reading

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Personal NaNo Prep

If you want to finish NaNo, if you really want those 50K words (or more), and if you want to truly learn what it takes to complete a novel, this post is a good start. It also has nothing to … Continue reading

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My Top Writing Experiences 5 – Disadvantage to Advantage

This is it, the final post detailing memorable writing experiences that were also significant moments in my writing growth. October is here so maybe these will inspire and motivate others, especially anyone considering NaNoWriMo this November. Thus far: My September … Continue reading

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My Top Writing Experiences 4 – The Impossible

Here we go, the fourth of my five installments detailing my most memorable writing experiences that were also significant moments in my writing growth. It’s my hope these will inspire and motivate others, especially if you’re considering NaNoWriMo this November. … Continue reading

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My Top Writing Experiences 3 – The Sequel Opening

This continues my September series as I share my top five writing experiences (so far) in the hope of helping and inspiring others as we head into autumn. Given each experience built upon the preceding, they’re presented in chronological order. … Continue reading

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My Top Writing Experiences 2 – Character Connection

This post continues my September series. I’m sharing my top five writing experiences (so far). It’s my hope they’ll motivate and inspire others as we head into autumn. Rather than rank them, I’ve placed them in chronological order given they … Continue reading

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My Top Writing Experiences 1 – Short Story Explosion

As I mentioned in my introduction to this September series, I’m sharing my top five writing experiences (so far) in the hope someone may draw motivation or inspiration from them. Rather than rank them, they’re appearing in chronological order since … Continue reading

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My September Motivation Series

I often share posts in October to help people avoid the pitfalls that cause so many to quit NaNoWriMo, typically, during the second week. Many months ago, though, I had a wild idea. What if I shared my top five … Continue reading

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Opening My OLD Novel Vault

It isn’t so long ago I’d have thought this blog post too embarrassing to write, but at some point that changed (obviously). Now, I find I’m proud of all the writing that came before 2016, even if some of the … Continue reading

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