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Notes from the Great Swampy Middle

November 20th, 2014

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Recently I was introduced to some Jim Butcher articles on the craft of writing a novel, and – wouldn’t you know it! – it does help to pre-write and plan where you want you book to take you. It’s like walking my dog: I can let her lead, and go wherever she wants, but it’s easier to end up in the right place if I am the one making the decisions. Maybe that analogy is stretching it, but I think it can be benefical to call the shots on your novel, instead of it calling the shots for you.

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National Noveling Writing Month, 2014

October 8th, 2014

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual, self-motivated challenge to write 50 thousand words between November 1st and 30th. It’s organized by an awesome non-profit group that promotes writing in K-12 classrooms, provides materials for libraries, and hosts tons of write-a-thons and events for the community behind NaNoWriMo. It’s a great challenge if you like to write creatively, and the next round will start in just a few weeks.

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