NaNoWriMo 2016 Plan: Break the Rules

NaNoWriMo 2016 Plan: Break the Rules

It’s pretty old news that I do National Novel Writing Month every year. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to set aside chunks of time in November since I began taking on the challenge in 2013 and have consistently […]

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Writing Nonfiction: Small Stories and the Big Truth

Writing Nonfiction: Small Stories and the Big Truth

Writing nonfiction has been on my mind a lot recently. I’ve written a nonfiction book, and I’ve written here on the Anxiety Ink blog for over three years. And I want to write more–but I’m not sure what on yet. […]

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Finding Your Muse: Ideas and Inspiration

A muse, to me, is something that inspires and facilitates your stories. Some people find their muse in a person and some find theirs in an object or place. You can certainly have more than one and they can also […]

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Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

I have to admit, I’m really surprised that our third anniversary flew past on September 6th and not one of us made a big deal about it. Each of us is all over the place in various facets of our […]

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Where do Writers Get Their Ideas: Story Dice

I love finding new ideas and developing them into a story. A lot of the time, the tales go nowhere. Will they stand up to become a full-fledged narrative? Probably not. But sometimes, those little ideas make an existing idea […]

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Books On Writing

I am ridiculously picky about books on writing. Maybe because my family thought for years that all books on writing were equally useful. I still remember the feeling of reading Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird and for the first time […]

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