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chris-baty's picture
Oct.16.2008
So a few weeks ago, I sent an email to the NaNoWriMo mailing list that contained the following bit: - - - YOUR SUMMER WRITING ASSIGNMENT: A NANOWRIMO STORY Every year, we hear hundreds of touching, hilarious stories from participants about the unexpected impacts that NaNoWriMo has had on their...
chris-baty's picture
Oct.16.2008
[This pep talk was sent to NaNoWriMo pariticpants last year.]   Well, we're on the cusp of another beautiful noveling November. The turn-out so far has been phenomenal. Between our Young Writers Program and our main program, we'll have over 90,000 authors on board by the end of the week, making...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Oct.13.2008
I am in the process of ushering some folks through the planning stages of writing a novel, in preparation for my upcoming course, Gathering Your Materials, which will operate in conjunction with NaNoWriMo but go much further. Somerset Maugham is sometimes credited with saying, “There are three...
david-niall-wilson's picture
Oct.12.2008
I’ve decided that the old Yahoo newsgroup list was too clunky.  This year I created a blog where you can read along as I write, if you register.  There will be some public posts too, but mostly telling people what they are missing … if you log in and read along, there will be discussions of each...
cliff-burns's picture
Oct.10.2008
Just posted an essay re: my contempt for such ventures as National Novel Writing Month on my blog. This one is guaranteed to provoke shrieks of outrage from the wannabes who wait with bated breath for each November to roll around so they can play at being writers. Ladies and gentlemen:  for...
barbara-mountjoy's picture
Oct.06.2008
I’m a lucky writer. I participate in two writing groups that are very supportive, both at meeting time and after. One is based in a Unitarian church, and the small group is well-meaning and cheerful, though the members aren’t regularly published; it’s mostly people who like to write for themselves...
callie-lorentson's picture
Oct.05.2008
My husband took me out to breakfast this morning at our favorite diner by the river, The Testy Chef, and I took my library copy of the October Writers' Digest with me.  Why the October issue and not the latest November issue? Because I am an inherently cheap person; too cheap to subscribe to...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Oct.01.2008
Okay, I stole this title from Barbara Sher (the Wishcraft lady), who has a book entitled I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was. I am about to usher myself and a passel of writers and hopefuls through the process of planning and writing and revising a novel. In October, we will plot and...
julianna-baggott's picture
Sep.30.2008
You’re hearty stock. This is obvious. You don’t have prissy notions about the muse as some airy thing that sometimes does and sometimes does not alight on your shoulder. And I like this about you. It is, in fact, one of your most endearing qualities. If you look at the world one way...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Sep.30.2008
We've all heard the old adage, "Write the novel you want to read." Well, I've created the course I wanted to take the first time I went through NaNoWriMo.  And of course, I couldn't have created it until I had successfully completed the event last year, writing 50,000 words in 30 days....