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NaNoWriMo – 21- Trouble with the Editor

Write. Trust yourself. Listen to your own needs. ~~ Natalie Goldberg   It is important to separate the creator and the editor or internal censor when you practice writing, so that the creator has free space to breathe, explore, and

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NaNoWriMo – 13 – How to be a Writer

How does one go about becoming a writer? Well, you might as well ask, how do you go about becoming human, whatever that is! I suppose you fall in love, early, with all kinds of things. I fell in love

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NaNoWriMo – 12 – There is No Right or Wrong Way

Every writer is unique. Each writer’s process of writing is unique. There is no right or wrong way to approach your manuscript, story idea, or revision. At the beginning of my career, a well-known writer once remarked to me that

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NaNoWriMo – 10 – Let Me Tell You a Secret

Have you heard this one? The Great Secret of Life is the law of attraction. The law of attraction says like attracts like, so when you think a thought, you are also attracting like thoughts to you. Thoughts are magnetic,

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NaNoWriMo – 7 – On Writing

“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair–the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched

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NaNoWriMo Begins Today ~~~~ Write Your Joy!

Chris Baty, the person who is responsible for this annual crazed race through 50,000 word novels, had this to say: “As you plan your book … remember, above all else, that your novel is not a self-improvement campaign. Your novel

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Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

“That’s the thing about time. A second can feel like forever if what follows is heartbreak.” ~Willow Chance (character), from Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan, pp. 350-351. Though this book is written for children (approx grades 6 thru

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