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Daily Archives: November 3, 2017

The Writer’s Retreat

This 2014 illustration from artist and cartoonist Grant Snider, sums it up perfectly. Check out my new stories on ThriveGlobal: Magic Beans – Planting the Seeds of Change On Medium: A Chunk of Time (Write a Novel in 15 minute Bites) Reclaiming My Writer’s Voice (It Wasn’t Writer’s Block. Just Laryngitis.) And Coming Soon … The Vacation Times   &nbsp…

30 Days of Crazy, Coming Right Up!

It’s almost November, and that means it’s time for all the aspiring writers, authors and bloggers you know to go a little bit crazy. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), when writers around the world pledge to finish a complete novel—50,000 words—in just 30 days. Sound impossible? Last year, 384,126 writers in over 30 counties participated in the challenge, and over 34,000 actually completed a novel. Of those completed, thousands go on to publish their books—some even hitting the best-seller list. Author Marissa Meyer, for example, known for her successful Young Adult series of futuristic retellings of classic fairytales, started three of her best-sellers in the Nano challenge: Cinder, Scarlet and Cress. Started in 1999 with just 21 writers in San Francisco, the Nanowrimo has grown into an international event, with hubs springing up in cities all over the…