Halfway Through Nanowrimo

Halfway Through Nanowrimo

Halfway Through Nanowrimo How’s Nano going for me? I’m glad you asked. Here’s my report from halfway through National Novel Writing Month 2022. Unlike last year (my first Nano), this year I prepared more ahead of time, devoting hours in September and October to...
Use Your Words Your Way

Use Your Words Your Way

Use Your Words Your Way It’s okay to be you.Image by Thắng-Nhật Trần from Pixabay What I love about all the reading and editing and critical thinking that I get to do is the rich variety of styles and subject matter I encounter. The more kinds of writing I read,...
Get Yourself Ready for Nano 2022

Get Yourself Ready for Nano 2022

Get Yourself Ready for Nano 2022 Last fall I did my first-ever NaNoWriMo and I wrote about the experience here and here. I’m going to do it again this year. This is a pre-Nano blog for those considering participating. I’m already looking forward to November, and...
The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation

The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation

The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation Image by MiraCosic from Pixabay The other day I met a writer who’s at a standstill with their novel, which they’ve been working on for years. They have used up their savings on editors, courses, and craft books, and...
Treat Resistance Like It’s a Narcissist

Treat Resistance Like It’s a Narcissist

If you were in a relationship with a narcissist, would you go after that person with guns blazing? No, right? Because that would just drag you deeper into their drama vortex. Seems to me in cases like that it makes more sense to elude their gravitational pull. Better...