NaNoWriMo meets real life

Well, November is nearly over and that anguished cry you hear (or more likely, the sound of laptops and tablets hitting the wall) means writers once again wonder why they thought they could do NaNo during November. After all, you have Thanksgiving, Black Friday (that now lasts weeks), family gatherings after a year-plus of Covid... Continue Reading →

Don’t Panic.  Pre-Write.

This is a guest post by Laura Montgomery. Since this is now the middle of NaNoWriMo, many of us will probably see at least some of ourselves in what Laura has to say.--ASG I would like to report that I am waltzing through NaNo.  I am not. Many of you know about National Novel Writing... Continue Reading →

Training and Habit Building

The seven habits of highly successful scientists chemists authors, oh, who am I kidding? I don't think there's seven. There's probably only one cardinal rule: observe everything. Watch, listen, read if you can, and once you've stashed all that information internally, you'll be able to use it when there's a call for it. The problem... Continue Reading →

To NaNo or Not to NaNo

November is almost half over and all across the internet you will find writers and wannabe writers talking about NaNoWriMo. Some are gleefully extolling on and on and on about how they have been meeting their daily word counts and will make their 50k word goal for the month. Others lament about how they haven't... Continue Reading →

NaNoWri. . . why?

Ah, the first day of November is here. The little ghosts and goblins of Halloween are a memory and now is the time when many of us sit down at our computers with shiny faces -- okay, mine's a bit bleary right now but go with it for a moment -- and eagerly poise our... Continue Reading →

NaNo is over. What now?

That collective sigh of relief and groan of frustration you heard yesterday came from the hoards of authors who met -- or didn't -- their NaNoWriMo goals. Now they are looking at those 50,000 words and wondering what to do with them. Should they put them aside for a bit and then come back to... Continue Reading →

Write Me

As the month of NaNoWriMo looms in the near future, I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the one time I did it – and won – why I don’t do it every year, and what I’d suggest to those who want to succeed with it. Here’s the thing: you can NoWri... Continue Reading →

It’s NaNo Time Again — redux

Ah, yes, November is here. There was once a time when that meant looking forward to a long weekend of family, football and guilt-free overeating. It meant starting to think about holidays and gift buying and decorating the house. Now, November is a month that brings both fear and anticipation. It's the month when so... Continue Reading →

Moving Day

by Amanda S. Green Well, this is my last regular Sunday post for MGC. No, I'm not leaving, just moving. For those of you who might have missed the earlier announcement, Rowena is stepping down from the blog. We're going to miss her, but we understand that there are times when you just have to... Continue Reading →

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