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NaNoWriMo: 5 Tips to Make It to 50,000 Words

Some of you may know that I participate in NaNoWriMo every year -- a month-long test of writing endurance. It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it happens every November. The fun of it is the camaraderie of writing your ass off with thousands of other storytellers around the world, who treat November with… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: 5 Tips to Make It to 50,000 Words

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5 Things I Learned About Writing from NaNoWriMo

This year, as I usually do, I participated in National Novel Writing Month. If you haven't heard of it, it's a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in a single month. It happens every year in November, and you can sign up to track your progress on the official website here. The first… Continue reading 5 Things I Learned About Writing from NaNoWriMo

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My Biggest Worldbuilding Inspirations

Like a lot of writers, I draw inspiration from many of my favorite creative works. Since I'm currently writing a science fiction novel, some of my biggest sources of inspiration are other science fiction works -- but not always books. Anything with great worldbuilding is a candidate. The smallest detail can spark a new idea. It's never… Continue reading My Biggest Worldbuilding Inspirations