NaNoWriMo Prep 2020 Week 4: Support

NaNoWriMo is not a challenge to be taken on alone, though the writing of it is, obviously, a very individual activity. Anyone who has written before, especially anyone who has taken on a large writing project, knows that having support is incredibly important. A few things. First, support doesn't have to come in the form... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep 2020 Week 3: Believe

The most important thing a writer takes with them into the NaNoWriMo challenge, is the belief in themselves as a writer. Owning that belief in ourselves as writers is so incredibly empowering and important. It’s important because many of us for a very (sometimes very, VERY) long time will be writing without knowing when or... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep 2020 Week 2: Structuring

NaNoWriMo is a great challenge whether you are a planner, pants-er or plants-er and each person within those categories structures their writing differently. See example, my abstract take on structuring a spooky graveyard cookie kit for my five-year-old. 😁 Planners are the writers who structure what they will write before the challenge begins on November... Continue Reading →

Making Time to Free Write

There is a power and strength to the free write that never ceases to amaze me. It’s funny because I haven’t let myself truly and honestly engage in a free write in a very long while. A free write is a writing exercise where a person writes whatever comes to mind for a certain amount... Continue Reading →

What is the Writing Process? Step 5

Step five in this process? I hope you’ll forgive me, because it requires caps. DO NOT GIVE UP. Seriously, it is that important and cannot be ignored. Don’t give up on your story. No matter how many times you get frustrated and want to walk away, which is sometimes helpful, you need to return to... Continue Reading →

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