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It’s Not Magic

It’s an illusion! At least, that’s what Doug Henning would say. Hey, look, it’s been a rough month.  What with the elections, the holiday and NaNoWriMo, you’ve had a lot going on.  I mean, a lot. No matter who you wanted to win the Presidential Elections this year, the campaign has been brutal.  And, frankly, […]

The Inevitable Writer’s Block

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this month, you should be about two thirds done with your novel. If you’re not, don’t worry about it! And, either way, it seems like a good week to talk about writer’s block. Now, assuming that you’ve been writing this whole time, the most common forms of writer’s block, namely […]

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

I thought I’d try something new this year; early preparation. To be clear, though, I’m not going to attempt NaNoWrimo this year, because I’m way too busy right now. However, in previous years, I would often post things to help people who were doing NaNoWriMo during the month of November, when the event occurs and […]

Manuscript Submission Tools

If you finished your NaNoWriMo novel last month, you may want to submit it for publication. Here are tools that can help, via the Bookbaby blog. First of all, know that these aren’t all free and all require a bit of work! The first tool is Submittable.  It is free for “submitters” (ie. writers), actually, and […]

Pencils Up!

You should be finished with your NaNoWriMo manuscript by now. Either way, it’s done, so you can take a break. If you haven’t finished your work though, don’t give up. Keep writing! It’s really the only thing that matters.

Don’t Give Up!

If you’ve been grinding away at your NaNoWriMo novel, don’t give up! Seriously, no matter how close you are, or are not, to getting 50,000 words of your novel out before the end of the month, keep writing. It’s the only way your dream of writing a novel will come true.  I know it’s hard, […]

Some Starting Advice

Advice for writers. Specifically, for writers attempting to complete the National Novel Writing Month challenge. First, jump over to Writer’s Digest and check out their 30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days.  And, also, keep in mind that you’ll have 31 days to do it, but, if you haven’t started already, you’ve wasted […]

Start Your NaNoWriMo Manuscript!

If you’re going to do it, now’s the time. Personally, I’m not going to have time, again, this year, though I’d dearly love to join in the challenge of writing 50,000 words of fiction for National Novel Writing Month.  November has never been the best month for me to do this, with all the social […]

Future Bookcovers

So, it’s a little early to think that anyone writing a NaNoWriMo novel is done, but I think maybe people could use a break. Hopefully, you all haven’t given up yet and are still writing.  But, I know it’s a hard slog, so I thought maybe taking a break to think about a cover for […]

Tools for NaNoWriMo

I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but if you are, here are some tools that might help those of you who are. First of all, for those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which is, according to their website, “… a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, […]


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