4 Things I Learned From Participating in Nanowrimo

Ever since I was a little girl, my biggest dream was to get a book published. Ever since I was little, I have always enjoyed writing. I have always had so many ideas running wild inside my head. I had an overactive imagination, but no way to organize all of my thoughts. My ideas were […]

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How I Wrote 6000 Words on the First Day of Nanowrimo

On the first day of Nanowrimo, my true love gave to me words a bounty. On the first day of Nanowrimo, I wrote 6000 words. Well, 6026 to be exact. That’s pretty good considering that the minimum word quota is 1667, but it’s not the best. I have always been in awe of those who […]

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How This Hack Helped Me to Win Nanowrimo

The first year that I have ever done Nanowrimo, I just jumped right in. I just popped open my laptop and started typing away with no thought or plan on what I was going to write. I was — and still am — a pantser by nature. I prefer to just dive right in, bypassing […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Plan Your Nanowrimo Novel

I have done Nanowrimo — or, National Novel Writing Month — five times in the past. Some years I have been a plotter, and other years I have been a pantser. For those who are unfamiliar with the terminology, a plotter is someone who makes a detailed outline of their novel. A pantser is someone […]

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Writing is Magical

Throughout the life of this blog, I’ve mentioned (time and again) that I love to write. I’ve told you about my experience participating in Nanowrimo. I’ve told you about how much I love to make-believe. And, believe me, writing is a big part of make believe. But more than that, I enjoy the feeling that […]

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#AmEditing Lessons

Editing is hard. It’s frustrating. Editing involves taking a supposedly good piece of prose and then cutting out the stuff that is not needed. Writers go through and read what they wrote. They stress over analyze every single word, wondering if they should keep it or toss it. Whatever they decide, it is agony, like cutting open one’s own […]

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Looking Back in Order to Move Forward

To be honest, I don’t really like long titles. I prefer short ones. The ones that make you stop and go “Hey! What’s that?” and then start you on a long process of rumination. But, for some reason, this title seems fitting somewhat. And when I’m writing, I tend to go with my gut instinct, […]

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Winning NaNoWriMo

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). What is NaNoWriMo, you ask? It is a collaborative writing forum consisting of thousands millions of writers all around the world. It is an awesome and unique experience, uniting us all around a common goal: to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days — one […]

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