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WriMo Writers CONFESS!: When Winning Looks Like Quitting

WriMo Writers CONFESS!: When Winning Looks Like Quitting

WriMo Writer’s Confess is a collaborative blog project dedicated to venting, discussing, and all manner of respectful complaining about the challenges introduced by writing a novel in a MONTH. For those unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, here’s the rundown: National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels….

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WriMo Writers CONFESS!: Hitting The Brick Wall

WriMo Writers CONFESS!: Hitting The Brick Wall

WriMo Writer’s Confess is a collaborative blog project dedicated to venting, discussing, and all manner of respectful complaining about the challenges introduced by writing a novel in a MONTH. For those unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, here’s the rundown: National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels….

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Sitting Your Ass Down to Write

Sitting Your Ass Down to Write

Or, A Ventilation on Writing Themes I practice yoga, and one of the most important tenets echoing throughout yoga studios is about “Showing up to the mat”. As in, one of the most important parts of your practice is starting it in the first place. Each day, every day (or nearly everyday), just show up and do it. No matter how good, mediocre, thrilling, settled, scattered, vigorous or languorous the practice ends up being. This yogic mindset is something I’ve always tried…

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The Fight to Write

The Fight to Write

The Guardian posted this article in their Music Blog back in April of 2013. James Rhodes, a concert pianist, talks about the struggle involved with living his passion. As any artist in any phase of their commitment can attest, it’s not exactly a walk in the park (nor is it a piece of cake, a no-brainer, or a cinch). Simply having a passion can be a source of conflict, something that tears us away from societal expectations, familial obligations, or even…

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On Writing Romance: Myths and More

On Writing Romance: Myths and More

Romantic Myths Debunked! I found this article recently by Anne Gracie: Romantic Myths. I should admit right now that reading this article felt like I had just made some sort of breakthrough with my psychologist. THANK YOU, ANNE GRACIE, THANK YOU. Why so important? I hope you read for yourself, but I’ll summarize here the most relief-worthy moments of the piece: “Romance is about how two people overcome obstacles to make a relationship work. In murder mysteries a detective overcomes…

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