Analyzing NaNoWriMo Lessons Learned

As I type this, NaNoWriMo 2016 moves into its final hours.  Some of you who participated have completed your word count and downloaded your winner’s certificate.  Others are manically pounding the keyboard, determined to beat the midnight deadline.  And many are nowhere near 50,000 words and have given up hope of flaunting a winner’s T-shirt. […]

4 Reasons Writers Should Love October

Ahh, October.  Cool nights perfect for sleeping, painting tapestries of rich color across the landscape.  But that’s not why writers should love October. A chance to use our sharpest pens to carve out a few scary stories. Ghosts, werewolves, zombies, and ax murderers are waiting in your imagination.  If horror isn’t your usual genre, give […]

NaNoWriMo: 3 Big Reasons to be Thankful for the Experience

It’s here.  The final week of NaNoWriMo.  And you’re stretching to reach the finish line. With tomorrow being Thanksgiving Day, here in America, it seems a good time to pause and reflect on reasons to be thankful for your NaNoWriMo experience.   1.  Your manuscript word count is higher than when you began this challenge. […]