NaNoWriMo 2017 After-Action Report

The graphic says it all: I won my first National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge, hitting the 50,000-word goal on Thanksgiving Day. It's a giddy accomplishment...especially since that wasn't my primary NaNoWriMo goal. Rewards of completion aside, my biggest motivation for participating this year was to explore my writing process and conduct a time-limited experiment... Continue Reading →

How to Write a Novel, Part 6: World of Wordcraft

Words are more than just a vehicle for our stories. They're a writer’s medium. We paint with prose and sculpt with sentences. Language is like some ancient, malleable magic we channel into an infinite number of spells. It sets scenes, establishes character, and conveys action. But a true mage goes beyond these essential functions. The right words can evoke sensory experiences,... Continue Reading →

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