NOV
04

Hacking NaNoWriMo: How To Get What You Need at the Most Creative Time of the Year

Hacking NaNoWriMo: How To Get What You Need at the Most Creative Time of the Year
NaNoWriMo will rock you if you need to write daily with abandon toward a clear goal of completing a novel. And if you win—finish your novel in 30 days—the experience will feed you the delicious taste of a creative dream fulfilled. But I’m just not dreaming about another messy manuscript on my credenza. I have enough of those. My NaNoWriMo wish this year? Complete several dangling creative projects. The list looks something like this: revise chapters integrate feedback into a final draft&nbs......
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OCT
27

Book Love: Don't Forget Me

Book Love: Don't Forget Me
I don't really review books; I write them love letters. Even so, I posts my thoughts among the other book reviews on GoodReads and Amazon, where you'll find this week's hottest new content, my review of Genea Barnes's stunning and emotionally moving photography book, Don't Forget Me: Ghost Bikes-A Photographic Memorial.    Books make great gifts, and everyone benefits when you support writers and artists. Give a copy of Don't Forget Me to somebody you love this holiday season. Looki......
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OCT
14

Process & Passion: Interview with Patricia Kullberg

Process & Passion: Interview with Patricia Kullberg
If you happen to be in New York City on Friday, October 23, head over to the Lower East Side, where you’ll find one of the last surviving feminist bookstores, Bluestockings. There, two badass women writers will read to you about the raucous and radical history of abortion. Patricia Kullberg has just published Girl in the River, a sassy and daring historical novel about reproductive rights in the 1940s. Her book features the famous and flamboyant abortionist Ruth Barnett. Rickie Solinger wrote T......
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OCT
07

More Homonyms: Discreet & Discrete

More Homonyms: Discreet & Discrete
“If we do this,” said Chuck. “Will you be able to be discreet?” Manny placed a slender finger over his gorgeous lips, indicating he could keep a secret. Chuck wanted to bite those lips. He wanted those lips all over his body, but he didn’t trust them. Manny was a talker. And though their lives moved in two discrete social circles—Manny’s sexually open, artistic friends would not likely talk to Chuck’s more conservative, up-tight crowd—Chuck still felt he needed to ask for Manny’s absolute dis......
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SEP
30

Etsy Treasury: Arouse Your Writer Self

Etsy Treasury: Arouse Your Writer Self
This collection of Etsy treasures celebrates the leap into a writer's life and the launch of my free ebook, Arouse Your Writer Self. Download the ebook here, and then get yourself or a writer you love one of these gorgeous, handmade indulgences--something from your dreams, someplace to write, or something to admire on your wrist.   While you're on Etsy, why not peek at all my treasuries of sumptuous gifts for writers?   Looking for a more impactful gift? Nothing compare......
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