My NaNo 2019 went a little different than I thought it would, but thanks to Susan Dennard’s Magical Cookies, I found myself loving my work every step of the way.
If you’re looking for Facebook groups, Twitter #s, podcasts and more that are dedicated to writers, I’ve started compiling a list here for your reference.
Did you know that your environment can actually help you be more creative or get out of a rut in your work? Check out some ideas about how to shake that creativity loose by changing your environment.
I absolutely love writing prompts. That’s why I use them in my classroom and have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them. I have written a number of stories using prompts, but I’ve come to realize that not everyone likes them or uses them like I do. Some of my students mentioned that they really… Continue reading A Few Types of Writing Prompts
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
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
NaNo is hard! I’ve participated a few times over the course of the past few years and the first year I failed and gave up after only 10,000 or so words. This year, though I’m on a streak of two years of winning, so I’m hoping to keep it going. Today I’ve officially launched my… Continue reading NaNoWriMo is hard!