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NaNoWriMo, Publishing and Gratitude

It’s November,  and for a lot of  writers, that means NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. During NaNoWriMo, writers are encouraged to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. I’ve never been a fan … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday – Pushing Yourself

Happy Sunday to you! This week, I thought I’d talk about the concept of pushing yourself. In self-publishing, as in traditional publishing, the key to earning is publishing a lot. Traditional publishers don’t have just one author and one book. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Week 3

The reason I’ve never done NaNoWriMo in the past is because November is a busy month for my family. With two birthdays and Thanksgiving, and the kids out of school for Thanksgiving break, it seemed like it would be difficult … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Week 2 – Halfway There

I think the one thing I’ve learned from two weeks of NaNoWriMo is that I can’t do all my writing in one sitting. While it wasn’t unusual for me, pre-NaNo, to just do one actual writing session for the day, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – One Week In

Last week, I said I was going to try NaNoWriMo this month. I thought I’d check in with a progress report. So far it’s been different than I expected. I’d had a daily word count goal before, but it was … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: NaNoWriMo

Today begins National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The goal of the month is to help writers who might be having trouble writing consistently to get into the habit. During NaNoWriMo, writers are supposed to write enough so they can complete … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: When you go from A to Z by starting with F

I was in the car telling my son that I wanted to watch the latest episode of How to Get Away with Murder (HTGAWM). He asked me what the show was about and I said, “Well, it’s really not appropriate … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: Which Writing Advice is Worth Following? + A Freebie

This week, I’ve come across an article that offered advice on writing, and which received a lot of backlash from the writing community. One was a Huffington Post article where a writer advised other writers not to write more than 4 … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: It’s All About Your Rights

Happy Sunday to you. A big thanks to all those who showed up for my self-publishing seminar on May 19 at the South Bowie library branch. Also a big thanks to the library and the PG Arts Council for hosting … Continue reading

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A Round of Applause for Some of the Under-appreciated Writers

I wrote a post not too long ago about working stars you admired in your youth into your creative endeavors . The fabulous DV Berkom mentioned in a comment that she, too, had been a General Hospital fan during college. … Continue reading

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