Monthly Archives: October 2015

NaNoWriMo is Coming….

Have you heard about NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo is a one month challenge where people all over the world sign up to try to write a fifty thousand word first draft novel in 30 days.

It’s amazing. It’s challenging. It’s crazy. It’s fun. And it will teach you things about writing and yourself as a writer that you won’t learn in any other way. Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism- Have Positive and Negative Comments

We tend to look for problems. When we see the word “criticism”, we tend to look for problems even more.

But that’s not always the most productive way of approaching Creative partners working on computer at their deskconstructive criticism for writers Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Rules – and Welcomes Time Travelers (This Weekend)

Born too early? Born too late? Or do you come from another place, or another plane, or another universe altogether?

Well, this weekend at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire is just for you. From Steampunk, to Star Wars, to Dr Who, to elves and dwarves, all time travelers are welcome this weekend Continue reading

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Welcome Self Published Authors

One sign that self publishing is going mainstream…. Continue reading

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The Art of Writing, per Flaubert (Inspiration)

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”

Gustave Flaubert Continue reading

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There’s Something In The Air…

..and it’s making me sniffly, and whuffly, and congested, and headach-y and tiredtiredtired.

And it’s hard to get much writing done when every time you turn around, the nap fairy smacks you upside of the head and you pass out involuntarily comatose.

So what do you do?… Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism- Clear Feedback

Another point is that constructive criticism needs to be clear. For the feedback to be useful at all, it has to give information that the writer can understand and do something with. Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Rules- A Weekend of Fantasy and Romance

this weekend at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire is the weekend of Fantasy and Romance. Three days (including Columbus Day) with lots of lovely Elizabethan entertainment, intrigue and romance Continue reading

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Using Pictures? Don’t Get Sued

People have gotten the idea that it’s ok to share or use pictures they find on the internet, but if you don’t own those pictures or have the right to use them, you can get in a lot of trouble. Continue reading

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Creation, per Butler (Inspiration)

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself”

Octavia E Butler Continue reading

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