How Writers Write Fiction: Storied Women

I did a really stupid thing and signed up for a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) through the University of Iowa.  It started on October 11, and will end on November 21.  (See why I’m a bit insane?)  If I spend time doing assignments and watching lectures for the MOOC, it’ll take away from my NaNoWriMo time.  But I’m trying to do both!  Like a crazy person! So far so good.  I’m enjoying the class.  I’m running a bit late…

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Prep

Always intimidated by NaNoWriMo?  I wrote a blog post here on how to Brainstorm and plot out your novel.  Not exactly easy, though it’s broken down pretty well there.  Here’s my thought process so far–I know I have (only) 23 days until NaNoWriMo 2016 begins! P.S.  You can friend me on NaNoWriMo here.  Please do!  I’d love to keep in contact there! NaNoWriMo 2016 is just around the corner.  So you know what that means.  Everyone who’s a plotter (like me)…

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NaNoWriMo 2015 – Winner!

I very nearly gave up writing this month. Well, not entirely. I very nearly gave up wanting to publish my writing this month. I received a “this novel will never sell” blow from someone who “knows the business.” At that point I had to decide if I was writing for me, or if I was writing for a career–for other people–to get published–to become a traditionally published author. And then I decided I was writing for me. I will still…

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NaNoWriMo 2015 and Writer’s Conference

This post is to serve as an apology to my readers, and as a notice of hiatus for the month of November.  I am participating in NaNoWriMo 2015, which is a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, and I am attending the Write to Market conference by Algonkian Writer Conferences in Corte Madera. I will, of course, be writing about my experiences with both, but for now I need to focus on getting my NaNoWriMo word…

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