Category: Craft of Writing

The End of NaNoWriMo and Handling the Hangover

The End of NaNoWriMo and Handling the Hangover

NaNoWriMo ends today. That’s right. It’s November 30th and everywhere writers’ fingers are flying over keyboards or scrawling words over pages to hit that magical number. Many already hit their goals and are lounging happily at the finish line. I assure you, my fingers are […]

NaNo Week 4 Check-In – Almost There!

NaNo Week 4 Check-In – Almost There!

It’s time for NaNo Week 4 Check-in! Where are you at? Hitting your word goals?┬áMaybe you’ve already “won” NaNo 2017. If not, there’s still time! NaNo Week 4 Word Count As of end of my writing day 11/26/17, my word count is: 44,556. Thanksgiving Day […]

IT Happened Again and IT is Unacceptable – WRITERS READ!

IT Happened Again and IT is Unacceptable – WRITERS READ!

Writers read. Period. Exclamation point. If you cannot find time to READ then you will never, ever be a writer. I do not know how many more times I can have this conversation before my head explodes. Many of my friends share my frustration over […]

NaNo Week 3 Check-In: Turned the Corner!

NaNo Week 3 Check-In: Turned the Corner!

It’s NaNo Week 3 check-in time! We’ve passed the halfway point – where are you at? I’m not where I’d like to be but man, I’m making progress. Not quite halfway but getting there fast. And, my peak writing days are this week! There is […]

NaNo Week 2 Check-In – How Goes It?

NaNo Week 2 Check-In – How Goes It?

NaNo Week 2 is down, how have you fared so far? I admit that I’m nowhere close to where I hoped to be but I tend to be a procrastinator. My best writing days tend to be over Thanksgiving as I mentioned before. This year […]

NaNo Week 1 – Getting Off to a Good Start

NaNo Week 1 – Getting Off to a Good Start

Admittedly, NaNo week 1 has not gone as well as expected. That happens though. Not that I’m not writing or accomplishing plenty, I am. Unfortunately, none of my words have been for my current WIP. You see, I write for two blogs, freelance for some […]

NaNo KickOff and National Author’s Day

NaNo KickOff and National Author’s Day

It seems appropriate that NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) would kick off on National Author’s Day, right? I think so too. There’s something about NaNoWriMo that really gets me going. I think it’s the pressure and the deadlines, both push me to produce. Some authors […]

Prepping For NaNo – National Novel Writing Month

Prepping For NaNo – National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month – a.k.a. NaNoWriMo or NaNo for those who have done it before – is a tradition for me. I’ve participated in NaNo since 2011 and “won” every year. Some years have been more productive than others but that happens. Now that […]

Writer Book List : Books to Inspire and Guide

Writer Book List : Books to Inspire and Guide

This may be one of the most common questions I’m asked when people find out I’m a writer. Why? Because almost every knows somebody who desperately wants to write. I know which books have had the greatest influence on me and I often direct people […]

What Nobody Tells You About Book Reviews

What Nobody Tells You About Book Reviews

You wrote a book. That’s a feat in an of itself, isn’t it? Then the editing. The cover and formatting. A lot goes into making your baby a real book. Then you hear whispers of book reviews. Gah! What if people hate your book? Surely, […]

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