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So Dawn Embers twisted my arm and promised me cupcakes if I did the March Novel Writing Challenge (aka MarNo), so I thought very hard about it, chewed my fingernails off as I worried about the consequences of failure and spent many sleepless nights debating whether or not to participate. Okay, that’s all a lie. Actually, she just happened to mention it on Twitter last night (because like a bad follower – who’s been on deadline, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it – I didn’t catch it on her blog). And I said, cool, that’s actually something I … Continue reading


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Last week, I challenged you to a writing marathon. Thanks to everyone who participated! Not only was it a great and much needed kick-in-the-ass to get some words weaved, but it also got me back into the WIP. I’ve been excited to write every night this week. For future challenges, or if you just want to have your own writing weekend, here are some tips to keep you strong and focused: Stay hydrated! Water is good, but coffee’s even better. Or tea. Or wine or beer. Whatever your fancy. Just drink LOTS of it. A warning to all who dare … Continue reading


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Whew! The writing challenge is over! And I’m WIPped! But I’m quite proud of myself for focusing so intently. I nearly hit my goal and I finally feel a sense of accomplishment when it comes to the WIP. I have to say, knowing you were all out there was a big motivator. Especially all you first-drafters. To me, the brain dump of the first draft is like driving on an open highway, enjoying wherever the story takes you, the words flying out of the fingers at 90 miles per hour. But trying to fill in a WIP with more words … Continue reading


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