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Defense Against the Dark Arts – Writer’s Block Edition

 Help! I’m Stuck at 10K Words! First of all, don’t panic. Ten thousand words is nothing to sneeze at and you’re well on your way towards a complete novel. In fact, congratulations are in order. Normally when my brain stops sending typing instructions to my fingertips it’s because there is something it’s still working on. […]

Writing Short Articles for NaNoWriMo

 NaNoWriMo is a great time to build up a collection of short articles that you can schedule during the next year. It’s a reasonable method to build up your word count while simultaneously getting more blog posts. Since my blog is about writing in general, I like to include how-to articles and other subjects useful […]

NaNoWriMo 2015

 One of the bad things about being a fast and prolific writer is that it sometimes causes other writers to feel a bit down. Unlike many NaNo’ers, I literally have nothing better to do besides write and occasionally check what’s happening on social media. Because it’s my full-time job, I can focus and write simply […]

NaNoWriMo Plans

 Yes, I still participate in NaNoWriMo. When I’m in the writing groove, free from distractions, I can chunk out lots of verbage. Doesn’t mean it’s final-draft quality — far from it — but I give myself permission to write down stuff that would bug my inner editor. I have one urban fantasy to finish, two […]


 Only a couple of weeks until NaNoWriMo begins. Coffee shops across the nation will notice a huge uptick in caffeine-infused drink sales. People will work on developing carpal tunnel. They’ll gather together in a huge social meeting just to ignore each other and poke on Facebook and get in a little bit of writing. All […]