You Missed It, The Point Was About Three Miles Back

So if you've been here for any stretch of time, you'll know that I have a very strong connection to and love of the National Novel Writing Month. (NaNoWriMo, for short.) While I love NaNo and think it's a wonderful tool for writers, I know that it's not necessarily for everyone. Some people don't work … Continue reading You Missed It, The Point Was About Three Miles Back

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Fiction Friday: Old Projects and New

So I never did end up sharing with all of you any/much of my NaNo project, but I can at least fill you in on what I did this November! I took on a bit of a challenge--I think I've mentioned this before--and wrote a project in which there were only two characters, and one … Continue reading Fiction Friday: Old Projects and New

NANOWRIMO IS COMING: The Final Days

So here we are, Wrimos. It's Hallowe'en (happy holiday! I'm probably at work while you read this, lol) and we are mere hours away from the first of November and the beginning of the crazy journey that is the National Novel Writing Month. Are you ready? Have you prepared enough, have your girded your pants … Continue reading NANOWRIMO IS COMING: The Final Days

NANO FICTION FRIDAY: The War Veteran and the Child

So this is actually a piece from my first residency in grad school, so it's just shy of four years old at this point. I haven't edited it at all (save for one word I added in just before posting it, because I'm not sure why it wasn't there to begin with) and so I … Continue reading NANO FICTION FRIDAY: The War Veteran and the Child

NANOWRIMO IS COMING: Written in Stone

Of course, that title isn't to insinuate that once you write something during November, you can never take it back. (Gods forbid, because I can't imagine any of my stories staying there. Ugh.) But no, this is one of the other "rules" of NaNoWriMo that I've found people have the hardest time doing: not editing. … Continue reading NANOWRIMO IS COMING: Written in Stone

NANO FICTION FRIDAY: Paint the Picture

So I've been working on a little bit of an idea for a new project--not my NaNo project, but a more long-term slow-build one--and I've been in need of a setting. Since we all know how well I do with planning, I'm going to see if I can take the few threads I've come up … Continue reading NANO FICTION FRIDAY: Paint the Picture