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Novel in 90: Writing’s Not About Wordcount

Novel in 90: Writing’s Not About Wordcount

I’ve run into my first major issue with Novel in 90 as a program. Writing’s not about wordcount; it’s about story. Let me elaborate. The Broken Starts I finally started writing, post vacation and associated recovery, and my first opening…I […]

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Anti-NaNoWriMo, a Wrap-up Assessment

Anti-NaNoWriMo, a Wrap-up Assessment

This year, I did an anti-NaNoWriMo. Basically, I would resist the siren call of NaNoWriMo, evade the writing community pressure to participate, and concentrate on everything but writing. Now that November is officially over-and-out, I thought I would recap how […]

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18 Days without My Laptop: What I Learned

18 Days without My Laptop: What I Learned

This was supposed to be my National Novel Writing Month victory post. Instead, as I watch friends share their victories on Facebook and Instagram (I’ve avoided Twitter) with only a small bite of jealousy, I’ve instead typed up a bit […]

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I Want to Write

I Want to Write

So this funny thing happens when I don’t have time, or capacity, or allotted butt-in-chair time to write: I want to write. It happened a lot in university. When I was forcing myself to sit down to study for exams, […]

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My Anti-NaNoWriMo

My Anti-NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again. Starting yesterday, thousands started pounding keys toward their 50K word goal for NaNoWriMo. This year, I am doing things a little differently. I’m doing an Anti-NaNoWriMo. (I thought about calling it a NonNaNoWriMo, or […]

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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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