Monthly Archives: July 2013

It’s the Last Day of Camp- So Pour It On!….

It’s the final day of Camp NaNoWriMo. By the end of the day, you should have a 50 thousand word first draft novel written and be completely surprised with what you could accomplish as a writer.

Are you there yet? Is the finish line in sight? Continue reading

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The Changing World of Publishing- “Renowned Literary Agents Reaching Out to Self-Published Authors”

More news from the changing world of publishing… Continue reading

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Portable Magic, per King (Inspiration)

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Stephen King
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Theme Music from Camp

It’s the final week of Camp NaNoWriMo, and those of us taking the 50K first draft novel are into the final gallop towards the finish line.

So here’s some inspiration- Continue reading

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The Blank Page…

“It’s only a blank page until you write the first word on it.”… Continue reading

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Mainstream and Indie Publication- Working and Playing Nicely With Other Children

The world of publication is changing, and there’s more options available than there used to be for the potential author. Most of us work and play nicely with other children- but evidently some don’t… Continue reading

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Need Titles? Here’s Help

Have problems with titles? Are you good at titles but stuck on the title for a particular piece?

Well, here’s a tool to help you out. Continue reading

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When I Grow Up, per Gaiman (Inspiration)

“I want to be an author when I grow up. Am I insane?”

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“Yes. Growing up is Highly Overrated. Just be an author.”

-Neil Gaiman
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Happy Birthday- and Where Has the Year Gone?

Where has the year gone?

We’re galloping towards my 55th birthday on Monday, July 22nd, and it seems like the year is slipping by like lightning. There were lots of things I’d planned to do with this year. Some of them I have- and some of them I haven’t- and to be this far into the year with those things still to do could be a daunting thing.

I’ll tell you a secret though. It isn’t- and it doesn’t have to be. Continue reading

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A Letter from Camp…

Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo?

If you are, the expectation is that you’ll have 30,006 words written by the end of today – and that’s a lot of words.

Not there yet? Don’t worry… Continue reading

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