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In Defense of NaNoWriMo

In Defense of NaNoWriMo

[caption id="attachment_25" align="alignright" width="204"] Love is hard work. Writing is hard work. Both are extremely worth the effort.[/caption]...

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Take Care of Your Mortal Flesh

Take Care of Your Mortal Flesh

We writers are intellectuals. We exist largely in our brains, mining away at veins of glittering creativity. This is evident in the frequency of di...

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Things I Believe: Outlining Helps more than it Hurts

Things I Believe: Outlining Helps more than it Hurts

I just got the a new post from Chuck Wendig's blog, terribleminds, delivered to my inbox. If you don't already follow Wendig's commentary about wri...

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Wake Turbulence

Wake Turbulence

A friend and editor has repeatedly told me she wishes I would blog my writing process. I've never been entirely comfortable with that idea. If I'm...

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So I'm Writing This Novel

So I'm Writing This Novel

At the end of April 2003, I graduated from college with a BFA in Graphic Design. I already had a job, working at the marketing firm where I'd been ...

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