NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo: Good or Bad, Let’s Move Forward — Guest: A.E. Siraki

November 29, 2016 Writing Stuff
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Just because we don’t have a brag-worthy NaNo doesn’t mean that we failed. Or if we do come up with 50K words, that doesn’t mean we’re happy with our work. Either way, A.E. (Anita) Siraki is here to share her insights on what comes next.

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How Can We Make NaNoWriMo Work for Us?

October 27, 2016 Writing Stuff
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A common assumption about NaNoWriMo is that people write crap to meet the word count demands of 50K words in one month, but NaNo writing doesn’t have to be poor quality. Let’s take a look at how we can make NaNo work for us.

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Are You Ready for NaNoWriMo?

October 25, 2016 Writing Stuff
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It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo, and if you’re anything like me, you might be freaking out a little as November nears. So here are several quick links to posts helping us plan, start, and get unstuck with our story.

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Helping Writers: Writing Coaches, Guest Posts, & More!

October 13, 2016 News
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We’re talking guest posts—both my upcoming posts at the Writers Helping Writers site as one of their Resident Writing Coaches and an opportunity to guest post here on my blog during the month of November. And *psst* I need advice for NaNoWriMo too…

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Self-Care for Writers

March 8, 2016 Writing Stuff
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A writer’s life can quickly shift from leisure time to impossible deadlines, which can interfere with our healthy habits. To maintain our health, we should occasionally analyze our self-care habits and routines—especially when we have time between the chaos.

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Does Our Story Have Everything It Needs?

December 22, 2015 Writing Stuff
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After completing a story, we might face the question of whether to put in the effort to revise it. If we decide our story has enough promise, what should we do next? Does our story contain all the essential elements? Does it have the bones of a good story?

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Writing Tools: Killer Resources for Drafting Our Story — Guest: Angela Ackerman

October 13, 2015 Writing Stuff
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I started visiting the original The Bookshelf Muse website by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi soon after they started it, and it’s been fantastic to see their vision grow. So I’m thrilled to welcome Angela here today, as she’s going to share writing-related goodies with us.

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Are You Able to Ask for Help?

September 22, 2015 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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We often have too much to do and not enough time, so it’s normal to need help sometimes. Yet many of us struggle with asking for help. We might find it difficult to trust someone else, might not want to be a burden, or might feel like a failure for not being able to do it all. But we all will need help occasionally–like with guest posts. *smile*

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Need Help Understanding Story Structure?

September 1, 2015 News
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Some authors are able to write coherent stories while drafting. Others put together words willy-nilly and end up with a story that doesn’t hold together. And still others plot but are just writing their chaos down in advance. For all, a strong sense of story structure would help them during planning, drafting, and/or revisions.

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Release News! How Has the Writing Community Helped You?

August 13, 2015 News
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Yesterday, I announced another book release, and the wave of congratulations and support gave me warm fuzzies all day. *smile* I feel so blessed to be part of the writing community. The writing community has been there for me at every turn, and I’m grateful. I hope all of you have received that support as well.

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