Are You a Writer? – NaNoWriMo

Grant Faulkner, Founder and Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, recently spoke at a fundraiser for one of my writing groups, the Write On Mamas. Correct that. He didn't "speak" so much as inspire us to challenge our personal narratives. Faulkner drew a series of concentric circles and described the center as someone who … Continue reading Are You a Writer? – NaNoWriMo

Thoughts On NaNoWriMo

So, 321,227 writers participated in NaNoWriMo this past November. I was one of them. No sooner did the month end than a note from NaNoWriMo showed up in my Inbox, asking for my feedback. I'm not sure that they want to hear from the likes of me. Everybody loves a winner, right? Plug in your … Continue reading Thoughts On NaNoWriMo

Midst NaNoWriMo – Book Ogling

Time out from NaNoWriMo to post a, ah, quickie. 😮 We've ogled each others' bookshelves in the past, but these are bookshelves par excellence: Bookshelf Porn Go ahead and drool.

Message from My Igloo

So I'm sitting in front of the keyboard, shivering and needing to use the facilities, but just can't make myself go out into the cold to do it--meaning leave my office and face the world's distractions.Yes, folks. It's NaNoWriMo time. And I'm working on a novel that's been in the works for twenty years. But … Continue reading Message from My Igloo

Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

Ladies and gentlemen. Get off your writing rumpuses and line up your turtles! Have you rotated your tires? Changed the windshield wipers, oil, and brake pads? Topped off the fluids? Don't forget the gas. Cause you can't waste time twiddling your thumbs once you're out of the starting gate on November 1. Currently, there are … Continue reading Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo