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A Playful Prologue from my @3DayNovel “Pants Are Evil, and Other Lessons from Outer Space”

Since a number of 3 Day Novel Contestants are posting their first chapters–for example, you can check out the Ekphrasis artist collective here–I thought I would post mine for Work-in-Progress Wednesday. You can read about my older 3 Day Novel Contest … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: Ch. 1 of my 3 Day Novel, “Wish for a Stone”

Since a number of 3 Day Novel Contestants are posting their first chapters–you can check out the Iambic Admonit blog where Sørina Higgins is blogging her writing group’s first chapters–I thought I would post mine for Work-in-Progress Wednesday. You can … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on my 3 Day Novel Experience

I have just finished my 5th weekend writing for the International 3 Day Novel Contest (3DNC). As usual, I’m absolutely exhausted. Like I’ve been pummeled. I’ve done the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and it has its challenges. But there … Continue reading

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Prewriting for NaNoWriMo

I think for most of us the appearance of books in a bookstore is a completely magical process. We know that somewhere—perhaps in a building behind the store, or on a fantasy island with high speed wireless internet—authors are suffering … Continue reading

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