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Continuing Education for Authors

One thing I do like about autumn, though, is that delicious anticipation of going back to school.  Even as an adult, I feel an overwhelming urge to go shop the Back to School sections at Staples, and there’s a sense of a new year, a new beginning.  You have an excuse to buy more lovely blank notebooks.  And fancy pens.  And if the fates align, maybe you’ll have some reasons to go back to school as a writer.

Camp NaNoWriMo! April 2018

All right friends, I’m feeling a bit more lucky this time around!  I was derailed off the regular NaNoWriMo last November by ill health, but Camp NaNo is a bit less intense.  And to say I’m excited about my planned project is an understatement. Working title is Snapdragons, and in the series chronology, it’s a novella that…

NaNoWriMo Tip #6!

Give yourself permission to break the rules! …especially when those rules aren’t working for you! I know that the people who come out with THE RULES are coming from a good place, they want to help you be the best, most succesful author you can be.  I do sincerely wish, though, that they’d frame it…

NaNoWriMo Tip #5!

Indulge yourself in ONE motivational tool or item! Motivation is one of the biggest parts of NaNoWriMo…writing a novel in a month is HARD!  For that reason, I’m a big advocate of finding new creative ways to motivate yourself.  That’s also a reason why I’ve never tried a boot-camp style of working out…I prefer to…

NaNoWriMo Tip #3!

Buddy up! Fitness magazines have advocated having a partner (or partners!) in crime since the invention of the printing press.  The first reason is the most obvious: accountability!  It’s much harder to palm off an excuse about why you can’t work out (or, in our case, write) to a buddy.  If you’re good at coming…