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The Opus

Write my music? When do I get time to write my music? —Mr. Holland If you’ve never watched Mr. Holland’s Opus (it’s practically required watching for former band geeks like myself), Mr. Holland is a composer. Or, rather, a composer … Continue reading

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2012 NaNoWriMo Winner

Yes, that would be me. I know I would update this blog in the past with my weekly progress, but that seemed so tedious. So another November has passed, thus I have another 50,000-word document sitting on my hard drive. … Continue reading

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Writing Tips 101

Per the norm, I’ve spent a lot of time digging through words this November (thank you, NaNoWriMo). And everywhere you turn, someone has some grand advice on how to write. They’re all these well thought-out articles, outlining 100-odd tips and … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo, week 4

It seems there are five weeks in this month? I am all sorts of mixed up. Word count status: Goal: 50,000 Current: 37,351 Should be, as of 8/23: 37,099 Look, look! I’m ahead! And that even includes not writing anything … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo, week 2

Word count status: Goal: 50,000 Current: 13,608 Should be, as of today: 16,130 I’m a little behind because I didn’t write anything this past weekend. Oops. Luckily I have this weekend to catch up! I actually have an outline this … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo, week 1

Word count status: Goal: 50,000 Current: 4,086 Should be, as of 8/2: 3,225 It’s that time again! Last year, I attempted to write a novel for both Camp NaNo and normal NaNo, and it would be an understatement to say … Continue reading

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Defending Fanfiction

Most of the criticism behind Fifty Shades of Grey is, “Are you kidding me? This started out as Twilight fanfiction.” And I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve said that myself. But honestly, it’s giving fanfic a bad rep. … Continue reading

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Daily Writing Challenge

I didn’t do so well during the last writing challenge at the Writers’ League, but I’m determined to keep up with this one. Starting Sunday, I’m going to write every day. Easy enough, right? Nothing crazy, just a couple pages … Continue reading

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Worst Sentence Contest

Believe it or not, it’s fairly difficult to write a really bad sentence. Most writing falls in between “really good” and “really awful,” but for the Lyttle Lytton contest, participants are challenged to write the worst first sentence for a … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend Writing Challenge

Over at the Writers’ League, we’re always trying to come up with ways to motivate ourselves to write. (Or at least I am, and I assume the others are in the same boat.) So someone came up with a challenge … Continue reading

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