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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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Best Post Title of the Week: “Dare To Suck”

In Tuesday’s post, everyone shared their fave writing advice and teachers in the comments. The picture above summarizes what Chuck Wendig had to say (thanks to Patrick Thunstrom for telling me about that graphic on Flickr!). I learned tons just … 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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3 Writer’s Commandments and Avoiding The Dreaded “S” Word

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ~W. Somerset Maugham Novel writing isn’t for sissies. I know we’ve talked about this before. I’ve even brought you people like Margie Lawson, Susan Mallery and Stephen J. Cannell who … Continue reading

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5 Key Qualities of the High-Value Writer

I’m getting ready to start a quick informal round of Fast Draft at the end of the week. I’m not ready and I haven’t prepared, yet the Fast Draft invite issued by Nigel Blackwell called me. Why am I helpless … 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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A Story of Balls and Work-Life Balance…How Do You Prioritize?

Hamster Ball by Jordan L Hawk from WANA Commons Welcome to Thoughty Thursday! This is the day of the week that y’all get to be privy to whatever thoughts are kicking around in my brain. Today I’m thinking about work-life … Continue reading

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Holy Cowbell, My First Round 3 Check-in!! #ROW80

Round 3 of ROW80 started on July 2nd and this is my very first check-in! I feel so behind. For all you newbies, ROW80 stands for A Round of Words in 80 Days. It’s when a bunch of crazy writers … Continue reading

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The Most Freeing Thing I’ve Ever Done…Writing Every Day

I’ve been doing Fast Draft for more than a week now and it’s making me feel very philosophical. And powerful. And a gajillion other things. I don’t know if it’s because I’m doing Fast Draft with 12 (FREAKING AMAZING) people…or that … Continue reading

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Covert Detox Operation Revealed + Fast Draft Countdown

Y’all know I’ve been sick as three dogs since the Friday before last, right? I gave it to Baby Girl. She gave it to Daddy. But there’s been some bad juju happening in my house and I just got to … Continue reading

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