Category: Writing

Gone Reading: A Philanthropic Enterprise (and a Special Coupon Code for You!)

Gone Reading is just the kind of company I enjoy supporting. They are a philanthropic enterprise founded in 2011, which markets a line of products for readers and book lovers. The company donates 100% of after-tax profits to provide new funding for libraries around the world. Yes, you read that correctly: 100%. Check out their page …

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Sunday Salon – November 20, 2011

November 20, 2011 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Don’t miss other bloggers’ posts – visit the Facebook Page for links. This morning I woke up to several inches of snow on the ground. I am so not ready for winter. If only it could hold off until after …

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Nanowrimo Week One: Barreling Along

13,448 out of 50,000 words – 27% Done I am right on track, actually a little ahead. Sometimes the words just come and the story spills out, gushes onto the page. That is when writing is exhilarating. And this first week of Nanowrimo has been wonderful. I have been mostly writing in the mornings – …

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Nanowrimo – Day One

Today is November 1st – day one of Nanowrimo. I woke up early, thinking about my novel. I have decided that the best time for me to write will be mornings – before my brain is muddled by work, when my ideas are fresh from a good night’s sleep, while the coffee is hot. Mornings …

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Nanowrimo – or a little bit of insanity in November

Many years ago (I have lost track now), I discovered Nanowrimo – a crazy, wonderful event which challenges writers to write a complete novel (50,000 words) over the course of the 30 days in November. I participated in several Nanowrimos, completing four of them. Those drafts of novels remain collecting dust in my files because, …

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