Deadly Sins of Writing/Working

Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo.) I talked about it a bit last week. Writers around the world sign up to write at least 50,000 words during the month of November—at least, that’s how it started. I’m not sure what it’s evolved to since its inception back in the […]

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7 Ways to Love a WriMo

2017, pre-NaNo madness!   Next week starts the annual tradition of NaNoWriMo (NaNo for short.) You may ask what this nonsensical word means. Or maybe you know someone who is busily stocking up on caffeine, and you are wondering what’s up with them. Well, let me give a quick definition of the writerly madness that […]

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9 Things Writers Fear

Ever wonder what your favorite author fears? What your writer friend dreads? Wonder no more. Here is a spoooooky list of frights that could stop the heart of almost any wordsmith. Deadlines I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. – Douglas Adams It has the word “dead” in it […]

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Book Ending Types

Question of the day: “What is your favorite type of book ending?” Well, let’s take a look at the four main ones. There are sad endings, where things don’t work out for the characters. Evil wins, things are still bleak, the conflict might be resolved but the reader is left thinking, “What?! That’s IT?” They […]

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Books vs. Their Movies

Just for fun, here are my hot takes on different books versus the movies based on them. I was surprised at how many movies I actually preferred (how every slightly) to their source materials (sorry, Jane Austen!) Anyway, here we go! # Holes the book vs. Holes the movie: The book is a fun read with […]

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