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It’s that time of the year again. It’s almost November and that means NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a writing challenge that takes place every November. The challenge sounds simple. Write a fifty-thousand-word

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The Pros and Cons of NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge. It started in San Francisco as a challenge among friends to write a novel in a month. It exploded from there. Now it’s a world-wide challenge run through a website. It promotes literacy which is

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A Writing Exercise

Today I give you another writing exercise. In fact, it’s a combination of exercise and challenge. When you complete the exercise, you will have five drabbles, that is five stories of one hundred words each. Each story will use one

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo starts in eight days. I started working on the background for this year’s NaNoWriMo project last January. I had an idea for a story and started developing it, finishing the work in September. Yes, it took me that long.

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