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{ Monthly Archives } November 2009

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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Doing the n00b shuffle

So everyone, let’s do the n00b shuffle! C’mon, you know the words! Oh, you don’t? Well, I don’t either, actually, I was just bluffing in the hope that I could follow along and silently open and close my mouth in time with the music until I learnt the words enough to sing along. My friends, […]