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NANOWRIMO Begins in Two Days

NANOWRIMO Begins in Two Days

  National Novel Writing Month begins on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and runs through the end of the month. In case this is your first introduction to #NANOWRIMO, the goal is to write 50,000 words during the month. If you’re a math whiz, you’ll know that this equates to 1,666 words per day. Or, very long weekends! Although I’ve written 30 books, all of them are non-fiction. However, I did my best to prepare by taking two online courses: J.F….

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Morphing into a Mystery Writer

Morphing into a Mystery Writer

I recently completed a 10-week course at Gotham Writers’ Workshop, under instructor Carole Bugge.  Carol is the author of the novels The Star of India,  The Haunting of Torre Abbey and several “Who Killed” novels. I learned so much about character, plotting and setting that I feel far more confident about tackling a mystery novel than I did before. If you ever get a chance to take one of the Gotham courses I recommend them; I was in a class with…

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