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Preparation


So it’s about that time again! The time where we all stare at the NaNoWriMo website, stare at our stats pages just waiting to start the 50k count down. Or maybe that’s just something I do. I’ve already worked out … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Talk Like a Pirate!


I hope you knew this already, but today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the day when everyone should… talk like a pirate! Arr! (Check out the video on the link above, then stagger on through to the rest … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Running From the Law


Here’s a staple that every adventure writer needs in their bag of tools; a scene where a character is being pursued – by the cops, or the mob, or aliens, or someone – and has to avoid detection and sneak … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Distractions, Distractions


Today I’ve been doing a lot of writing, even when I shouldn’t be, and unfortunately my phone went off in class when I should have been paying attention to the actual class instead of writing in my notebook. Of course, … Continue reading

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Something New to Do


I have to recommend that if you’re itching to do something new, try canoeing. I just did it for the first time today, and it was amazing. If you keep a calm pace, you can really admire a lot of … Continue reading

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The Eight-Hour Self-publishing Challenge


Can you go from blank page to published book in eight hours? Can you? That’s the challenge raised by Joe Konrath in his blog post A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Tim Myers. The article starts with a guest … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Wait, Where Are We…?


I am an enormous fan of forcing fictional characters into the most awkward and confusing situations as possible.  If one of them dislikes large groups of people, he shall be forced to attend every ball I can fit in.  If … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Writing


A friend of mine woke up in a stormy, unpleasant, foul mood today. I suggested she read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to cheer herself up. This reminded me of an episode of The West … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Fumblerules


I have an idea for a character who is exceedingly generous in his speech – he never uses a ten-cent word when a dollar word will do. (Meaning he prefers using long words and flowery language, to the point of … Continue reading

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The Mute Speaks! – Staking Out


Finally got around to responding to a challenge now that Camp is over!  The following is a result of Kurt’s challenge from a few days ago, and hopefully follows at least some of what he requested in it rather than … Continue reading

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