Tag Archives: Writing

Sledgehammer please, I need to smash this block.

Those of you that had followed my blog for a long time know that writer’s block is something I had suffered with very little in the past. I hit the typical mid novel wall or struggled to find the perfect … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo No No List

As a twice winner of NaNoWriMo you would think that I would be getting better at this writing 50K words in a month thing. Okay, so it was me who thought I was getting good at it. Turns out this time … Continue reading

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Leaving camp NaNoWriMo and heading back to reality

I did it! I managed to get just over the 50K mark on my work in progress in just one month. It has been a good boost for me and I hope to be able to get the next 50K … Continue reading

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The Novel Virgin and One Novel Wonders

Two thoughts have recently sprung to mind on the subject of novel-writing and publishing. I figured I would share them with you and perhaps get your insight into them. The first thing that has tumbled around in my head for quite … Continue reading

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Connecting with Young Adult Readers the Emotional Way

I was going through my old journals from my younger years today and found many short stories and poems written by me when I was as young as twelve or thirteen. Here are a few samples: LOVE Love is like … Continue reading

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Writing a novel via the musical approach…

Once upon a time I was the only female member in a rock band which had a very menacing sounding name. The boys often found themselves saying “she’s not with any of us” to their adoring female fans and the name … Continue reading

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Synopsis Writing… ugh!!!

So tonight is the night I have put aside to do something I have dreaded for a very, very, very long time. I am working on my novel’s synopsis and boy is it really hard. You would think after writing … Continue reading

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