On Writing

Start From the End

NaNoWriMo was set to start on Nov. 1 whether I had a plan or not.  So I went over to my co-blogger's house and sat at her cozy kitchen nook and jotted down some character notes. A few minutes later, I had a vague plan.  Meet Anna, an aspiring Valkyrie. Then, before I...

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Day 2 of NaNoWriMo

I wrote over 3k words on Day 1, and it was easier than I thought with the help of dictation.  It took probably about just over two hours to do that.  I resisted the urge to edit, but of course cleaned up all the dictation randomness. For the month of October, I had a...

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Can Just Anyone Be A Writer?

Of course.  It is what Nike's ad genius once said.  "Just Do It."  I was recently in France and I was able to walk miles - in museums, along the Seine, into churches and past street booksellers. Yes, the book is still art in France and these booksellers each keep a...

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Though I have been writing at night, after the routine of dinner, homework, bathtime, storytime and my evening stroll with the dog, I occasionally write early in the morning.  But I prefer to go hiking instead.  Sometimes you catch a deer crossing too. The conflict...

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In my day job, I write a lot.  Thousands and thousands of words.  I am sure I have written millions of words during my professional career.  But when I think about writing for fun, I probably have not written more than 10 hours in the last five years.  Very far from...

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