Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: November, 2015

Notes From the Field: NaNoWriMo Week Two

So tell me, how are you doing this week? Has your plot started to sound trite and stale? Are you questioning your character’s motivations? Have you decided that you don’t want any of your characters to survive the month? Don’t worry. This is natural. Usually at this point, you have either bonded with your story …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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NaNo Inspiration: The Night Circus

During the month of November, which we all know is National Novel Writing Month, many folks will ask you why? Why are you doing this? What is the point? As the month progresses even your most ardent supporters may flounder as they grow lonely waiting for you to finish. You spouse may begin to think …

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Notes From the Field: NaNoWriMo Week One

So, tell me how you’re doing? Are your characters behaving? Are you happy with your word count? Do you still feel that low rumble of excitement that drove you to pledge to do this crazy thing? Chris Baty said in his NaNo guidebook, No Plot, No Problem, that the thing you must do above all else …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Ups

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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