Tag Archives: #writerlife

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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Ghost of Creation

It’d tried to take her in those long ago days, tried to end her life. She’d kept breathing, endured. Was she alive? She wondered sometimes, heard tales of the dying while she lived, thrived alone, created. There was damage, but … 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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For Someone

Somewhere in the world, distant though they might be, was someone waiting? She wondered sometimes. Could it be someone needed the story only she could tell? Their trust guided, held her tight, ever more so when times were hard, when … 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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She Could SEE It

They told her it wasn’t real, but instead, her imagination. It didn’t matter. She could SEE it. People and places. Pasts, presents, and futures. They’d shared with her when she was there. When she’d SEEN them. So many voices whispering. … 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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Life Patterns, Story Patterns

Patterns. I see them. It’s less a superpower and more of a knack that surfaces when I nurture it. It’s quite real, though. I’m not possessed of some uncanny ability to take one glance at complex problems and instantly solve … Continue reading

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