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Sliding into 2019 as an author

On December 15, 2018, Sandman was released to the world. Sandman was my first attempt at a full novel. Before 2018, I had no idea what writing, editing, and publishing a book meant, not really. I also did not realize that writing "The End" or finding a publisher is not the end game. Oh my… Continue reading Sliding into 2019 as an author

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Prepping for NaNoWriMo in 5 steps

It is almost time!!!! NaNo Warriors take your places at the keyboard. NaNoWriMo started in July 1999, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first year there were 21 participants. By 2012, there were over 300,000 participants. The numbers continue to grow as more writer nerds find their people and gather to celebrate the craft… Continue reading Prepping for NaNoWriMo in 5 steps

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100 x 100: Will you commit?

After telling a friend that I struggle to find time to write, we had the following conversation. HER: Do you send text messages? ME: Of course. HER: Write tweets? ME: You know I do. HER: How many in a day? ME: I know where you are going with this, but – HER: How many? ME:… Continue reading 100 x 100: Will you commit?

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Building a masterpiece: 5 reasons to resist throwing your WIP in the trash

Pushing through the feeling of inadequacy gives you a great opportunity to build a new character for the manuscript (or an idea for a new one). That feeling of fear, of never being able to get it right? Do not give it to it. Instead, name it.