Category Archives: Team #ROW80

3 Writing Commandments and Why I Love ROW80

Novel writing isn’t for sissies. I’ve written software training manuals, short stories, a memoir and more than 500 blog posts and still full-length fiction makes my soul shake in fear. I hitch on my titanium panties and keep writing, and I … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never…TWO Weeks Late To The ROW80 Party

I’ve mentioned it before, but goal-setting kinda gives me hives. I’ve been working up my goals since Christmas and my critique partner, Laura Drake, has thrown every iteration of them back to me with comments like: “They’re too nebulous” or … Continue reading

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Techie Tuesday and Some Thoughts On NaNoWriMo

Techie Tuesday is happening at a different time and place this week: it’s today over at Writers In The Storm. We’re running Part 2 of our series on Writerly Uses for Microsoft Excel. I hope you’ll pop over there and leave … Continue reading

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Drinking the Writer Kool-Aid

Just a quick ROW80 check-in today to update you on NaNoWriMo progress. Shingles has been hanging on like a kudzu vine so I’ve been hitting the pillow and the page with equal abandon. Halloween just wore me OUT! Below is … Continue reading

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6 NaNoWriMo Tips + #ROW80 and a NEW Twitter Handle

Despite having shingles, it’s been a (sort of) moving and (sort of) shaking kind of week. Below are six of my tips for improving your NaNo wordcount. I’m still setting things up for 2012, but you can find me on … Continue reading

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#ROW80 Update ~ A Plethora of Goals

This is my first ROW80 Update this round. Considering we started on October 1st, I’m just a wee bit behind! ROW80 is the writing challenge that understands you have a life so I’m rolling with it. For more information about … Continue reading

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I’ve Been a ROW80 Lurker…

Most of you know what ROW80 is – it’s the writing challenge that knows you have a life. Thank goodness, right? Because I haven’t been participating all that well this round. Like I averaged approx ONE check-in every 2-3 weeks. Very … Continue reading

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A Confession: I’ve Been Hiding From My Grief

A lot of the people who stop into More Cowbell on Sundays are writers (and fellow ROW80 pals). But this post isn’t just for writers. This post is for everyone who thinks they can bypass grief. I’ve got some unfortunate … Continue reading

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Things That Moved Me To Tears This Week + a #ROW80 Check-in

Like everyone else in the world, the Olympics keep making me cry. To watch these athletes put it all on the line, and then push themselves past that line…It’s just breathtaking. What else has been bringing the tears this week? … Continue reading

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An “I Love Words” Post + #ROW80 Update

Yesterday, our ROW80 fearless leader, Kait Nolan, posted about words writers should be embarrassed to mistake.  I laughed all day long about Voila vs. Walla. I’ve seen “walla” a few times and never had a clue what it meant. Go to Kait’s … Continue reading

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