Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Some of us have already ended Nanowrimo, and some of us are about to do so with the close of November. No matter if you have succeeded with the 50,000 words or not, we all have gotten SOMETHING on our work accomplished and isn’t that the whole purpose? This post is for those who are now holding that precious first draft. Rock on, you writer, you! GIVE IT A WHIRL I made my own story a nemesis this month by writing something from the seat of my pants, no outline, no idea what it would be. And it is a

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Introducing the LIST : a once a week listing for writers

Introducing the LIST : a once a week listing for writers

The list – and not the mailing list either- is a great idea for any blog. Now that Halloween is over and everyone is pointing their noses toward the big eating day, Thanksgiving, I am starting a new feature here on the blog. I decided some time ago that one of the features that I love most about podcasts and blogs that I visit is how the hosts and hostesses are so free with the information that they share. We all love news and tips from  the industry, right? Only recently, one of my favs stopped curating the sites, which

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What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one? I woke up with this idea: Wow…it’s Friday already????  Just kidding. I woke up thinking about my next book. And before I get off on that idea explanation, let me say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! I checked my numbers and I was AMAZED at how many downloads we ended up from Disk of Death. I also wanted to say a SPECIAL thank you to those who have reviewed it. I am so grateful for you! For those who haven’t been following, we have had over 5000 downloads, and that is in ALL

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Goal at mid year-go get yours!

Goal at mid year-go get yours!

Goal-finish this year with three books published! Have you accomplished any of the goals you set back in January? I have! And today I want to talk about how I did it and how you can too. Goal-setting is seriously the best thing you can do if you want to move your writing career ahead. Here is another post about goals with my acronym BRAIN : http://wp.me/p3VxaG-1kO So, back in January, I said I wanted (goal) to get my first mystery, Disk of Death released this year. I did that. I also said I wanted to finish edits on book two. Not only

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5 Ways to use Twitter effectively

5 Ways to use Twitter effectively

Twitter for you and me. Sounds like a song, right? Everyone knows what Twitter is, but most people, still are not using it. That is, people over the age of fifty. We know HOW, but we just don’t “GET” it.  What is the purpose of a format that only allows 140 characters? Why wouldn’t someone just use Facebook or another social media forum to say what they are thinking, what’s on their mind, what’s happening in their world? Well, they would. But we can also use Twitter and benefit. Here’s how: Five Ways to Use Twitter and Benefit From It

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