Tag Archives: writing life

The Camp NaNoWriMo That Never Happened

A message to writers: You missed your personal deadline? You’re not a failure We can make the best-laid plans, but sometimes life happens. There are things we can control and things we can’t. Patience is a must for writers. One … Continue reading

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5 Things Authors Wish Readers Knew

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
When I was just a reader, meaning I didn’t create my own word babies, I didn’t have a clue what went into making books or how my being a reader mattered to anyone. Now that…

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Writing Past a Problem

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Lev Raphael Working on my most recently published book, I ran into a significant problem.  To move the novel forward, I needed my protagonist to have a confrontation with a minor…

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When Did You Begin to Write?

When did you first begin to write, and who or what inspired you? What age were you? What did you write? What were your greatest obstacles? Tell us your story in the comments. Aaand go! To get the ball rolling, … Continue reading

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Lessons I Learned with My First Book

Finishing a first book is like ramming an icebreaker ship through unforgiving ice. Or making a path through three feet of snow. Or knowing the direction to travel through the woods but spending most of the hike looking for the … Continue reading

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Writing. Part 1: Overcoming Writer’s Block.

Leslie Hodgins tells us about her experience with writer’s block — right at the beginning of NaNoWriMo! Writing: Overcoming Writer’s Block

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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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Another Albertan Road Trip…Jasper

Originally posted on Mandy Eve-Barnett's Blog for Readers & Writers:
Our road trip this weekend actually started early on Thursday morning, 7 am to be precise. We stopped to grab breakfast and made our way to Jasper in the…

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When a Writer Catches Wind of Weather in Music

The article How Weather Influenced the Music of the ’60s and Beyond (Songwriting News, SongSmith, Nov. 16, 2016), reblogged on this site, discusses a time “when music was heavily influenced by the weather.” I’ve always been a weather person even … Continue reading

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