MonthNovember 2012

Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo 2012

Photo By: Mike Licht via Flickr As we near the end of NaNoWriMo 2012 (National Novel Writing Month where writers commit to the goal of writing a 50k novel – or writing 50k fresh words into a current WIP), I decided to reflect back on the month of November and draw out the lessons I’ve learned thus far. (Especially since this year, NaNoWriMo didn’t go as smoothly as it did for me last year.) Lesson #1: Clear Your Calendar (If […]

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Be Thankful…

Since this week is Thanksgiving, I’ll be taking a holiday break from the blog and returning next Tuesday the 27th. Until then, here are some thoughts on what we should all be thankful. Not just during the holidays, but all day, every day. Be thankful for the air in your lungs, the earth beneath your feet, the clouds in the sky.Be thankful for your family, be it by blood or spirit. Be thankful for your loved ones who are no […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: The Kill (Bury Me) by Thirty Seconds to Mars Social Media and Author Websites   Social Media and the Author by Lynda K. Scott What Not to Blog About by Rachelle Gardner What Does Your Online Activity Say About You? by Rachelle Gardner How do I Balance Marketing and Writing by Chip MacGregor Blogging – What’s the Point? by Marji Laine 10 Marketing Techniques That Annoy Potential Readers by Nathan Bransford On the Craft   Writer’s […]

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Writing Resource – Movie Firearms Database

I know I’m not the only person who, after watching a wicked action flick, has said to themselves: “Daaaaamn…. I really want one of those guns!” Truth be told, I find myself saying something along those lines at least three or four times per movie. More if it’s a damn good movie. *grin* Last month, the hubby and I watched The Expendables 2, and this was one such movie where I didn’t just want to have one of the weapons […]

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This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: You Call Me a Bitch Like It’s a Bad Thing by Halestorm Social Media and Author Websites   How to Use Google+ as an Author Platform on Write to Done 3 Social Media Myths that Can Cripple Our Author Platform by Kristen Lamb Which is the Best Social Media for Connecting With Readers? by Jody Hedlund Are Writers Too Insulated from Their Readers? guest post by Mike Duran on Rachelle Gardner’s blog On the Craft   […]

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The Key to Surviving NaNoWriMo: Don’t “Should” Yourself, Don’t Stress, Have Fun

Are all my fellow NaNoWriMo-ers out there having fun yet? I know I am…. *grin* Here’s how much fun I’ve been having: On day 1 of NaNo: I didn’t get any writing done. I had a personal appointment after work that lasted until the middle of the evening, and between putting food in my belly and getting my weekly mash-up of writing links together, my muse decided it was safer to stay in his corner and drink his Grey Goose. […]

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This Week in Favs…

Playing on the Zune: Peace of Mind by Boston Social Media and Author Websites Is Blogging Important for Novelists Considering Self-Publishing? by Jody Hedlund Should All Authors Blog? by Rachelle Gardner On the Craft Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Master Your Craft by Rachelle Gardner Technical Tuesday Writing Tips Presents Outlining: Characters, Creating the Protagonist, Hir or Her Character Sketch and Backstory by Kim Cox Add a Pinch – or a Pound – of Poetry to Your Prose […]

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