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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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How To Find the Heart of a Story

How To Find the Heart of a Story

If you’ve read my blog posts: Anatomy of an Article, Parts 1 and 2, you’ll know I’m a great one for note-taking.  Take a minute and read those two posts, then come back and read this . I recently traveled to Aztec Ruins in northern New Mexico, which was once occupied by what we called Anasazi; today the term “ancestral Puebloans” is considered more appropriate. While there I took notes about the place including: place with many houses wetlands navel of the…

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#NaNoWriMo or #NancyNoNo?

#NaNoWriMo or #NancyNoNo?

I’ve been reading lots of posts this past week about gearing up for #nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). In case you’re never heard of it, #nanowrimo challenges writers to put their butt in a chair and write a 50,000 word novel over the course of 30 days. That’s about 1666 words a day, just in case you were wondering. (A few of the articles:) Nano Writing Tips 12 Thoughts about NaNoWriMo Are You Ready for NaNoWriMo Madness? The question I…

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