Creativity Jumpstarters: Story A Day and DIY MFA

Continuing on the theme of jumpstarting one's creativity with great and unnecessary side projects, let's talk about Story A Day. Story A Day is a challenge, often called the Nanowrimo of short stories, that dares you to start and finish one story everyday of May (and sometimes September). There are no word limits on the stories and no... Continue Reading →

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On My Shelf: Writer’s Market

The Writer's Market series is something that should be a building block in any aspiring writer's library. I own the 2016 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market and I have found it amazingly helpful. It has a nice selection of articles on the craft and business of writing, and interviews with established writers. The most useful resource, however, are the extensive listings... Continue Reading →

Back to Life

November has come to a close, taking with it the joys and stresses of National Novel Writing Month. Now those of us who took the plunge must venture back into reality and join humanity again, scary as that sounds. So congratulations to Wrimos everywhere! Challenging yourself to write 50,000 words in 30 days is an insane commitment and... Continue Reading →

Happy Nanoing!

Happy first day of National Novel Writing Month everybody! To those of you taking the NaNoWriMo plunge, good luck! For the rest of you, I am counting on you to tell me what November was like because I will be glued to my computer.   You can keep track of my Nanoing progress here. Otherwise,... Continue Reading →

Some Nanowrimo Inspiration

As anyone who's considered the NaNoWriMo challenge can attest, the prospect of National Novel Writing Month is daunting. There are the ever-present problems of schedule-wrangling, plot issues, and the effects of a heavy dose of stress right before the holidays. So why do it? Because you can. Because it makes you a stronger person for it. Because... Continue Reading →

Heeeere’s Nano!

November is just around the corner and between stressing about what I will be for Halloween [probably whatever I can throw together from my closet], working, and not writing nearly enough, I am readying for November 1st. For those who don't know, November 1st signals the start of National Novel Writing Month, in which you... Continue Reading →

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