MonthNovember 2011

Writerly Wednesday: How to Achieve the Big ‘O’…

 Photo Credit Had you goin’ there for a second, didn’t I? But no, I’m not talking about that – I’m referring to that place of Zen for every writer that is commonly known as Organization! While there are many ways to get yourself organized in your writing and the journey to become published, I’m only going to address 3 particular aspects of writerly organization today: 1. Research/Outlining: So you’ve got this killer plot – or a killer character – […]

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NaNoWriMo Check-In & The Song of the Week: Glycerine by Bush

Hello and ‘Happy Monday’ dear friends!  With two days left of NaNoWriMo I can *officially* say that I have surpassed the 50,000 wordcount goal with 51,130 words – and it has been validated!  *throws confetti*  Now I just have another 40,000 or so words to go before this draft is officially completed and ready to be run through the ringer – otherwise known as the editing process. *smile* *bites nails* *tries to smile again* Without further ado, I can officially […]

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Due to the holiday week and the overall craziness here at casa de Collins, ‘This Week in Favs’ will continue on its regular schedule (Fridays) beginning next week and it will include posts from this week and next. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that each and every one of you are keeping safe and warm today 🙂  Happy Reading & Writing! Melinda Related posts: How to Get Back to *You* This Week in Favs…. A Life Full of […]

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This Week in Favs…..

Playing on the Zune: Feel It In My Bones by Tiesto, feat. Teagan & Sara 10) “The Power of the Past” by Becca Puglisi on Sherry Soule’s Fiction Writing Tools blog. Ah, backstory! It can be incredibly hard to decide on which scenes/information you should divulge/detail and which ones you shouldn’t. Becca gives some really great advice here to assist you with those sometimes-difficult decisions, which I’m sure that we can all say we will be forever grateful for.  :0)  […]

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This Week in Favs….

**It’s nearing the end of Week #2 in NaNoWriMo – I do hope that everyone’s pounding away on their keyboards (or making their wrists hurt with all that writing)!  Speaking of which, I’m a little behind, so this will be extra short and sweet today! Keep it up, everyone! We’re *almost* half-way there!! :0) Playing on the Zune: Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve. 10) “A Dangerous Side Effect of Becoming a Writer” by Roni Loren. When I started writing, there […]

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NaNoWriMo Song of the Week: Spotlight by Mutemath

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting several fellow NaNo participants at a write-in. Now, for those of you who know me know that I have a weekend routine that I like to stick to – part of that being the fact that I prefer to stay home on Sundays and write while doing the laundry. But I figured, what the hell….I’ll be going for three hours and will be doing exactly the same thing I’d be doing if I […]

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