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Quickly Quotable #33 – Quotes for Writers from Writers

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood.  I’d type a little faster.  ~Isaac Asimov Write down the thoughts of the moment.  Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.  ~Francis … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Making Changes, Being Flexible

Any of you familiar with the process of writing a novel length story understand that it might not go as planned.  You may have thought that you had it all planned out; your outline complete; your beginning, middle, and ending … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Day #1

The kickoff day for NaNoWriMo has passed and I managed to log 3,077 words on the new story.  Not bad for a first day.  The night before I could hardly sleep and when I did I had nightmares that I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo, Bring it on!

Monday is the big kick off for the annual writing event known as NaNoWriMo. Being a first timer, I have absolutely no sage advice that you should follow.  My strategy is straightforward – aim for 2,000 words a day.  This … Continue reading

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French Underwater Nazi Zombies

Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about genres. Are you familiar with all of the genres of fiction? Have you tried anything new lately? I had no idea that French underwater Nazi zombies was a specialized subgenre of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Is Coming!

Although it sounds like some sort of anime creature like Domo or Pikachu, NaNoWriMo is nothing of the sort.  National November Writing Month is a chance for writers to hold a writing marathon. The goal? To craft a 50,000 word … Continue reading

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