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5 Lessons from My First Venture into Short Story Writing

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I had a very rough initial journey into the short story writing world. Based on that experience, I’ve been able to pull together my top five lessons learned.  But first things first… today is release day for Once Upon the Longest Night, the anthology where my first short story is published! *throws confetti everywhere* Ok. *ahem* Now, onto the top five lessons I’ve learned along this journey… 1.There’s an art to writing short […]

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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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