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NaNoWriMo: How to Write a Novel in a Month (and Live to Write About It)

NaNoWriMo: It sounds like the nickname of someone’s Italian grandmother. It’s actually the too-clever-by-half acronym for National Novel Writing Month, which, at present writing, is about a third past. Or, to use the unit of measure valued most by Wrimos (their slang, not mine), you should have written about 16,670 words by now. Every November, […]

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How to Be a Writer or a Werewolf

I receive some very kind emails as a result of this blog, many of which from aspiring writers seeking advice. I used to simply direct them to Google, however, when I finally tried the query ?How to be a writer? myself, the search engine?s ?Instant? predictive text technology kicked in and options began to appear. […]