Monthly Archives: October 2014

NaNoWriMo: T –2 Days ~~~~~ Things To Think About

What do you want more than anything else in the whole wide world? Why don’t you have it? What is preventing you from getting it? Writing – or even reflecting – on this can put you in the right frame

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NaNoWriMo: T –2.5 Days ~~~~~ Author Max Ehrmann ~*~ The Desiderata

Max Ehrmann was a lawyer and businessman who decided, at the age of 41, to turn his back on his previous career and devote himself to writing. His is not the only story of a mid-life change of course, but

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NaNoWriMo: T –3 Days ~~~~~ Something to Do

Following are several exercises from “Ready, Set, Novel!”  Brainstorming  The Love List (pg. 12) Make a list of things that excite, inspire or intrigue you. (the book contains approximately 50 spaces) Circle at least nine things on this list that

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NaNoWriMo: T –4 Days ~~~~~ The Power of Onerosity

I cannot, of course, do justice to Chris Baty’s wise  exposition and witty delivery in encouraging WriMos in their schemes to succeed. You must get that flavor direct from him. What I can do is give you the Cliff’s Notes

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NaNoWriMo: T –5 Days ~~~~~ Your Support System

In one sense noveling is a solitary pursuit, in much the same way as we are each alone inside our own heads. But neither our solitary existence, nor our writing ventures should take place in a vacuum. NaNoWriMo creator Chris

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NaNoWriMo: T –6 Days (RIP #7) ~~~~~ Writing Over, Under, Around & Through

This weekend was a match between me & my life and me & my writing. My writing plans were foiled by a getaway with my sisters. I fully intended to write, but a lack of internet access and a wealth

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NaNoWriMo: T –8 Days ~~~~~ The Most Awesome Catalyst Ever Unleashed

                                         This catalyst,  this secret weapon is the heart, the essence of NaNoWriMo’s motivational success. Though essential to NaNoWriMo, this tool can, without doubt, be brought to bear on other areas of one’s life. Here

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