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NaNoWriMo, Week 2

NaNoWriMo, Week 2

Keep writing. Advice I’ve gotten from other writers: It’s easy to get discouraged. Don’t give up. Write every day, even when you think it’s crap. Just keep writing. As of the end of Day #7, with one week down, I have written 10,280 words. That includes scenes, snippets of dialog,… Read more »

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NaNoWriMo 2022

NaNoWriMo 2022

I’m doing it. I’m scared to announce it, and I’m scared I’ll fail, but I’m doing it anyway. I will be participating in NaNoWriMo this November. I am announcing it here because I need both encouragement and accountability. To succeed, I will have to battle the dragons of procrastination, perfectionism,… Read more »

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NaNoWriMo starts on Saturday

NaNoWriMo starts on Saturday

I wasn’t going to tell anyone. I was just going to keep it a secret and maybe admit to it if I finished. But the NaNoWriMo folks urge you to tell people so you feel accountable. And so they know why you’ve dropped out of sight for a month.  So…. Read more »

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News & Notes – 8/30/14

News & Notes – 8/30/14

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. I missed doing a News & Notes post last week due to unavoidable circumstances (i.e., moving our daughter into college!)… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/25/14

News & Notes – 1/25/14

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: Amazon wants to ship stuff to you BEFORE you buy it. Yes, really.  They’ve… Read more »

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Wrede on Writing (review)

Wrede on Writing (review)

Description:  Patricia C. Wrede has been a stalwart of the sci-fi/fantasy world for decades, publishing dozens of books across multiple series, storming bestseller lists and corralling accolades from critics and fans alike. Now, with brilliant insight and a sparkling wit, Wrede shows beginning writers the ropes in Wrede on Writing…. Read more »

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News & Notes — 5/18/13

News & Notes — 5/18/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Books & Ebooks in the News: “Ebooks Now Make up 1/5 of U.S. Book Sales”  (Lauren Indvik, Mashable.com)  And, from… Read more »

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