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Revisiting Imperfection

As November peeks around the corner, I always find myself thinking about NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. In honor of that and my continued quest for imperfection, let’s have a flash back to April 2012…. “Embrace exuberant imperfection”  (Chris  Baty, No Plot, No Problem) For years, I have been intrigued by the Zen concept of …

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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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Shhhh…. Can you hear it?

The plot bunnies are gathering… The dastardly villain is picking up his black cape from the dry cleaners. Witches, good and bad, are dusting off their books of shadows. And the unlikely hero is going about his daily life, blissfully unaware that his destiny is about to smack him upside the head. Ahhh, yes, NaNoWriMo …

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How NaNoWriMo Saved My Life

Many of you have heard me mention NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month.  As November approaches, I felt it necessary to talk a bit about this crazy event and to tell you that as crazy as it sounds, it can save lives! 🙂 In 2006, I was still a few years south of 40, and feeling …

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