Category Archives: Blog Series: Words in the Dark

Wrapping Up NaNoWriMo 2016 — Here’s How We Did

Words in the Dark: Post 10 A huge congratulations to Leslie Hodgins, writing Secrets of an Ancient Power (working title), for earning her 2016 NaNoWriMo badge on Day 27 (Nov. 27) in the first year she attempted the challenge of … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block: 10 Tips and Tricks

Words in the Dark: Post 9 Many writers admit to experiencing writer’s block at some point in their careers. After writing a number of successive novels, it is possible the writer’s ideas momentarily dry up, or the writer is simply … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Graph: The Dream and the Reality — What Does Yours Look Like?

Words in the Dark: Post 8 This is what my NaNoWriMo updates should look like Nov. 25, 2014, NaNo update: Early this afternoon, I passed the 45,000-word mark during a break at work. But I have to be pretty much … Continue reading

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Update On My NaNo Buddy: She’s Done Her Book — On the Same Date I Finished Mine!

Words in the Dark: Post 7 She’s done her book! At 31, 231 words as of November 13 (9,560 ahead of the average), my newest NaNo buddy, Leslie Hodgins, finished the first draft of her novel (working title Secrets of … Continue reading

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Plot Twist: From Seeker of Badge to NaNo Rebel

Words in the Dark: Post 6 NaNoWriMo is a nail-biter all month, because if more than one thing goes wrong, the whole month’s project can be derailed. Suffice it to say my NaNo project this year has been derailed due … Continue reading

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Please Welcome My Newest NaNo Buddy!

Words in the Dark: Post 5 My new NaNoWriMo “Writing Buddy” this year is Leslie Hodgins, who is writing Secrets of an Ancient Power. On the second day of the contest, she already had double my word count, securing 4,800 … Continue reading

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Writing Relieves Stress — When It’s Not 50K Words in a Month

Words in the Dark: Post 4 In Get Into the “Write” Frame of Mind, Elizabeth Scott, MS introduces two other November writing opportunities in addition to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) that some of us, like myself, may not have … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Write!

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NaNoWriMo Novels: You No Longer Have to Start From Scratch

Words in the Dark: Post 2 Rebel or not? In the NaNoWriMo forum* entitled Am I a Rebel? Find out here! is the heading, “I’m continuing last year’s NaNo, or another work I’ve been writing on before November. Am I … Continue reading

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Words in the Dark

Words in the Dark: Post 1 Welcome back to my blog. Over the last four months, during my return to authorhood, I’ve posted articles about author, artist, or educator interviews adventure and travel gardening health photo challenges book challenges The … Continue reading

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