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NaNoWriMo Week 1: Tom Robbins Gives Me a Pep Talk
Thursday, November 08, 2007 7:34:40 AM

It's been one week since I started my novel attempt and I am stalled out at 6,217 words. I actually haven't found the time to write since Monday; life gets in the way. For example, last night I had ...


NaNoWriMo Week 2: The New Zealand Situation and Sue Grafton's Pep Talk
Thursday, November 15, 2007 7:43:55 AM

We are at war with New Zealand. I thought you'd like to know since, unless you're doing NaNoWriMo and are part of the Hawai'i contigent, you probably have not noticed. I'm still not sure who incited ...


NaNoWriMo Week 3: the Novelist's Mindset and Sara Gruen's Pep Talk
Friday, November 16, 2007 8:04:22 AM

As promised I am posting Sara Gruen's pep talk. I'm actually taking her advice and just jumping from one fun scene to the next and transitions can go hang. And my post count as of this writing is 13,417. ...


NaNoWriMo Week 3 (Day 4): Neil Gaiman
Monday, November 19, 2007 8:00:58 AM

You may want to avert your eyes and ears as I squee like a little schoolgirl. Squee! Ahem. I was in my teens and enrolled in a book club. One of the first books I can remember buying was [i]Good ...


NaNoWriMo Week 4, Day 3: the Anti-Pep Talk
Monday, November 26, 2007 9:09:05 AM

This pep talk ran counter to every single bit of advice I've ever been given about writing--thing is, it makes a lot of sense by appealing to the darker side of writers. But more of that later.... The ...