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I Finished A Second Draft!

Twelve years of participating in National Novel Writing Month have left me with a sizeable collection of first drafts for novels. I’ve attempted to edit some of them before; a few of my Camp NaNoWriMo projects have involved full rewrites. … Continue reading

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How’s The Writing Going? (February 2020)

So far in 2020, my attempts at fiction writing have not been going as well as I’d hoped. For several weeks, I’ve continued to wrestle with the vampire story that I’ve been working on for some time now. Sometimes, I’ve … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018: Ten Years, Ten Victories!

Since my last blog post on NaNoWriMo 2018, my motivation continued to come and go – sometimes I did 700 words in a day, sometimes more than 2000 (usually when I could split writing sessions up – that’s a good … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month 2018: Number Ten!

Another National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner. At this point, I’ve gotten so used to this annual ritual that it would feel wrong if I wasn’t spending November trying to write at least 1,667 words per day. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015 – Day Four

“Here begins the private journal of Fortunata Conalldin, princess of Lacertra, daughter of King Brutus and Queen Joanna, most glorious and beautiful of…No. I can’t start this diary like that.” Since a few kind people said they liked the opening … Continue reading

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The NaNoWriMo Tag

Another National Novel Writing Month is upon us! Preparations have been a bit slow and difficult this year, but I think I’ve got everything I need. My friend Rachel has been talking about NaNoWriMo on YouTube, and completed the NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: one month to go!

Another National Novel Writing Month is now one month away. I’m feeling pretty good about this one, and the reason for that is taking an improved approach to my planning. When talking about writing preparation, the Start Writing Fiction course … Continue reading

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Start Writing Fiction: The End

So I haven’t been blogging about Start Writing Fiction the past few weeks – and that’s because most of the work I’ve been doing was stuff I couldn’t really post on this blog, so I was a bit limited for … Continue reading

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Start Writing Fiction – Week 5

It took me a while to finish this week’s work. Partly because I had other things occupying my time, but also because I got stuck on the last assignment – but I’ll get to that. So now that we’ve covered … Continue reading

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Start Writing Fiction – Week 4

Technically, Week 4 hasn’t started yet, and I was a bit adverse to skipping ahead even while so many other people were doing it – but since I’ll have other commitments in the near future, I decided to go for … Continue reading

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