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Time to marinate

I was looking at the new NaNoWriMo website that they are trying to launch and I ran across my old NaNo projects. The first year that I participated was way back in 2011! That's almost 8 years ago! And you know what else I saw? The novel that I had tried to write (and failed… Continue reading Time to marinate

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Creating Characters

Scroll to the bottom for this FREE Character Planning Guide! As I talked about in my previous post about reflecting on this year’s NaNoWriMo journey, I realized that I didn’t sit down on November 1st with enough information about my story. This led to a number of really difficult days where the words would come because I… Continue reading Creating Characters

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Killing My Darlings

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” —Stephen King This November I’m double dipping in the creative well. My NaNoWriMo project is also my thesis project for my Master’s in Creative Writing. So,… Continue reading Killing My Darlings