MonthOctober 2011

Musical Monday: NaNoWriMo Playlist & The Song of the Week

It’s absolutely incredible how fast time flies. Here we are on October 31st, one day away from the start of NaNoWriMo. I’ve been doing some super prep work these past two weeks – researching locations and backgrounds on a few new characters (I think that’s as close to plotting as I get these days), getting Scrivener and all of my research set up on my PC so I can hit the ground running tomorrow (after the day job, of course), and […]

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This Week in Favs…..

Playing on the Zune (mp3): Canned Heat by Jamiroquai – Yes – my boogie is for realz :0) 10) “The Hailstorm Approach: Prep for Nanowrimo in Seven Days (or Less)” by Daniel Swensen on SurlyMuse AND “The NaNoWriMo Checklist” by Leif G.S. Notae on Wrimos FTW! and “NaNo Prep: Planning Your Novel” on The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy. I know what you’re thinkin’: “Holy cow! That’s a lot of NaNoWriMo links!” Well, guess what? This isn’t […]

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Song of the Week: Country Song by Seether

This is just a fun song to do almost anything to – whether it’s write, dance, clean, or travel, there’s something about this song that makes it fun (and the video’s a little entertaining as well). Enjoy! Related posts: Song of the Week: Sing for Absolution by Muse Song of the Week: Turning Page by Sleeping at Last Song of the Week: Hello Cold World by Paramore NaNoWriMo Song of the Week: Spotlight by Mutemath

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This Week in Favs……

Playing on the Zune(mp3): Map of the Problematique by Muse Yup, movin’ and groovin’ to one of my favorite tunes! :0) 10) “And Pretty Words All in a Row: Tightening Your Narrative Voice” on The Other Side of the Story by Janice Hardy. This is one of the hardest parts about editing/revising…but it can also be one of the fun parts. Janice is right, during the drafting process, we tend to think faster than our fingers can type, so we […]

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What’s in Your Toolbox? – A Writer’s Bookshelf

Recently, I did a major overhaul on my writing space. The overhaul allowed me to create some much-needed space on my shelves for books on the craft as well as added space on my physical desktop for the research I’ve been doing on my next idea. This process got me thinking about a writer’s toolbox.   We each have one, but what we carry inside can be vastly different from our fellow writers.   A few of the items I […]

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Song of the Week: Waking the Witch by Kate Bush

This week’s song was not chosen because of Halloween – though it was another awesome reason this song was chosen. This song was ‘mainly’ chosen because it is one of those amazing songs you can get lost in writing to. When I hit ‘play’ on this one, everything fades into the background – all my focus is on what’s in front of me….the characters and their story. Hope you enjoy! **Don’t forget to leave any music/playlist suggestions in the comments. I’m always looking for […]

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This Week in Favs……

Playing on the Zune: “Factory of Faith” by Red Hot Chili Peppers – Yes, I’m still listening to their new album and I can’t get enough of it!! :0) 10) “Don’t Be a Poser: Write What You Love” by Roni Loren. I can’t think of a better way to start off this week’s round-up than with a post of 100% truth – Write what you love! I agree with Roni – it’s easy when you think about it, correct? But […]

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Takin’ a Look Back at Seven Special Posts

Last week, a fabulous fellow blogger/writer, SP Sipal, gave me the “7 X 7 Link Award”! I was super-excited to receive this and can’t believe that even though I’ve only been at this since May, I’ve got an answer for each one of these categories! :0) If any of your answers are different from mine, please feel free to comment and let me know! It can be hard to decipher these for yourself since you, as the writer, are not […]

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