Tag: creative process

Driving While Under the Influence of Writing

 December 4, 2020

Hemingway is reputed to have said, write drunk, edit sober. From my experience with NaNoWriMo the past eight years, I’ve got a different take on this. Writing provides its own type of high, with unexpected dangers – hence, driving under the influence of writing! Driving Under the Influence of Writing I thought of this while […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – NaNoWriMo Time!

 November 1, 2018

It’s NaNoWriMo time! Time to sharpen those pencils if you are old-school, or prepare to hit that keyboard to write 50,000 words in one month. Earlier this week I wrote about the reasons why I love November in my post, Season of Gratitude. To those reasons I add NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. Past […]

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To NaNo or Not to NaNo

 October 19, 2017

To NaNo, or not to NaNo–that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous publishers, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And put an end to them by not writing. . . ‘Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.  (adapted from Hamlet’s monologue) […]

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NaNoWriMo Update and My New Web Site!

 November 22, 2016

This is my first post on my new web site!!! So excited. Nervous – I hope I get it right! It is one of the reasons NaNoWriMo and I have parted company this year. I started out the month with the idea for a novel, set up my account at the NaNoWriMo website, did some […]

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