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NaNo NomNom

It’s NaNoWriMo time! I’ve been pretty slack with writing stories this year. Save me NaNoWriMo! Be the kick in the trousers I want to get me back on track. Which opens us up for the debate about whether or not it’s useful or healthy to rely on external motivators like NaNo in order to develop […]

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NoQuiNaNoWriMo part 4: Schizophrenic auto-persuasion

When all else fails, abandon hope completely.  Somebody completely forgettable once told me “If at first you don’t succeed, try again: then quit.” I love NaNoWriMo: I think it is an awesome idea, and fun and exciting for writers of all walks.  It reminds me why I love writing, that exciting moment where the story’s […]

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NoQuiNaNoWriMo part 3

Another tangentially-related activity you and many others can enjoy instead of working studiously, industriously on your NaNo manuscript is bagel making! Everyone loves bagels. Well, I do.  I freaking can’t get enough of them at the moment.  I’m having them at breakfast, then taking them to work and toasting more for lunch. I keep wanting […]

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NoQuiNaNoWriMo Part 2

Still behind on that NaNo word count, huh?  Yeah, me too.  Mostly because I get easily distracted.  Like writing blog posts on things that are tangentially related to NaNo. Beans!  Delicious, recently-roasted Alan’s Blend from Coffee for Connoisseurs, waiting to be ground.  I’ve ordered from there a few times and I heartily reccommend the Espresso […]

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NoQuiNaNoWriMo (Not Quite NaNoWriMo)

If, like me, you’re behind on your wordcount for NaNoWriMo — and by behind, I mean you would have to write 13,000 words today in order to bring yourself up to where you’re meant to be by two days ago — there are many options available to you to offset the pang of an arbitrarily […]

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How to kind of do NaNoWriMo

Honestly, don’t take advice from me.  I haven’t a clue. I started out on the ol’ NaNoWriMo bandwagon, and astonishingly I was doing pretty well — not only did I find myself ahead of the curve, but I actually liked what I was writing (well, not all of it, but that’s okay too).  And then […]

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Bandwagonning

I sometimes wonder if I have some sort of pathological compulsion to verb-ify nouns (I think I just did it again). Bandwagonning: to jump onto a bandwagon of some sort. I, like 98% of the international blogging community, will be doing NaNoWriMo this year. I do it most years, and I really enjoy it. I […]

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