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On Not Winning NaNo

I didn’t actually finish NaNoWriMo this year. I stopped a little under 10k short of hitting fifty thousand. After I threw out my outline (and subsequently ended up restarting to try and get out of the stilted opening) I kept going with my original plan of giving myself a set time for each scene. That… Continue reading On Not Winning NaNo

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NaNoWriMo ’22 Update

We’re approaching the halfway mark on NaNo which is a good time to check in and see how things are going. If you’re falling behind, try not to stress! Instead, remind yourself that NaNo is a challenge for many different reasons and it doesn’t suit everyone’s process or every story. You’re making progress and that… Continue reading NaNoWriMo ’22 Update

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Scary Stories

One of the best parts of fall is that unmistakable chill in the air. This is especially true of October with the approach of Halloween. And for the storytellers, that most certainly includes scary stories. Whether you’re looking for something filled with ghosts and demons or just a cautionary tale about humans, scary stories share… Continue reading Scary Stories