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I Caught the Fever of NaNoWriMo

Today is November 1, which for pantsers everywhere is the official first day of writing 50,000 words. In the words of those who put National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) together: “On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a…

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Blogger vs. Author

Some of us have trouble figuring out what comes first, the blogger or the author. It’s a pretty serious game of tug of war. I see amazing writers give up their blogs because they want to use that time to focus on their stories. And I get it. I, too, have stepped away from this…

Cheers, Mom.

Remembrance

The one-year anniversary of my mom’s death is looming around the corner. I will be taking the next few days off from social media to spend some time with my family and remember her. Find a favorite person today, and tell them how much you love them and why. Then seal it with a hug…

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What it takes to be a writer (in public)

There is a void between writing for oneself and writing for others. A chasm deep and fearsome. One which has the power to prevent some people from making the leap from one realm to the other. I thought about this after having received 15 submissions from fellow writers for my Dare to Write Summer Writing…