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NaNoWriMo 2018 Eighteenth Day and Notes On Oceanside and Alice Waters

Although my November has been fraught with interruptions like four glorious days in Oceanside with family and distractions like flu shots, movies (Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (twice)), four USO hats last week, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018 First Day

Food alert. My plan is in place. Is yours? I’ve participated in about eleven NaNoWriMos. The National Novel Writing Month in November is a writing signpost for me. My compass is tuned to it. If I’m not planning for one … Continue reading

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A Feast for NaNoWriMo 2016

Food plan alert. Mine is ready. Is yours? I’ve participated in how many NaNoWriMos? Nine, ten, eleven? The National Novel Writing Month in November is a writing signpost for me. My compass is somehow always tuned to it. If I’m not … Continue reading

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2014 NaNoWriMo “Everything is Jake” Plan

NaNoWriMo founder, Chris Baty, said about the very first NaNoWriMo in 1999 “We had taken the cloistered, agonized novel-writing process and transformed it into something that was half literary marathon and half block party.” (No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty) It’s … Continue reading

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Madly in Love with Hats Contest

Kaye Wilson Klem’s Madly in Love with Hats contest runs from Tuesday, January 7, to midnight, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Enter by writing your own short creative description of or a praise blurb for her historical time-travel romance, IMAGE IN IVORY, offered exclusively … Continue reading

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And Yarn Ran Through It…

As I prepare my Sinking Ships‘ first marketing report one week after its release, I feel heartened. Sales are doing well, and the reviews have been lovely. Here’s the first customer review posted: Wow! What a fascinating set of characters! … Continue reading

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French Cloche Cap Writing Totem for NaNoWriMo 2013

NaNoWriMo founder, Chris Baty, defines a “Writing Totem” as “wearable, writing-enhancing objects…helps you transition…into the fictional realms you’ve created” and demonstrates that writing 50K words in 30 days “is a fun, somewhat ridiculous creative exercise.” It also “provides a visual cue … Continue reading

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