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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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First thing I want to say is that no matter who you are, writing each and every day can seem like a really difficult thing to accomplish. And for many many many people, it is. Whether it is your job, your family, or just life in general (I’m looking at you Elf on the Shelf),… Continue reading Writing after a hiatus
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
November has finally come and gone, and with it, another NaNoWriMo season. Writing 50k words in one month seems daunting enough, but adding in my Master’s thesis project and life in general, it was pretty rough. In the end, though, I accomplished everything that I set out to accomplish in November, including winning NaNoWriMo and… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018
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