Category Archives: writing

Going Back to Graduate School

If you’ve read my earlier posts, you know that I received my MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Having some distance has given me some perspective as well as helped me understand that writing programs have a hard … Continue reading

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Book Talk – Moby Dick

Reading is important for every writer, that’s what everyone says. I had plenty of reading to do in my graduate program and I’ve made a point of continuing to educate myself by occassionally reading a classic. My reading plan is … Continue reading

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Is Nanowrimo Worth the Time?

My answer is always another question. When was the last time you finished a first draft of a book? If you can say you finished one within the last couple of years, then I want to know how long did it take you … Continue reading

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Writing Manners

I just read another agent’s post where they tried to justify not sending a response to a query and it sounded just as lame as it always does. If I didn’t respond to people at my day job, there would be … Continue reading

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Persistence Counts

Okay, so I haven’t been keeping up my blog the way I should! It’s really not that big a deal, spending a few minutes (think it usually ends up to be about an hour) each day. But I’m not one … Continue reading

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Getting Together With Other Writers

So we talked about choosing a topic and strategies for preparing you to write every day. But there’s also a social aspect to Nanowrimo. There are all sorts of forums that you can access on the nanowrimo.org site which I did the … Continue reading

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November is Approaching!

When I was at Sewanee for the writer’s conference this summer, I don’t think I told anyone that I actually drafted the book I was workshopping in the 2007 Nanowrimo – that stands for National Novel Writing Month. I guess … Continue reading

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