Category: Writing

Poor Man’s Copyright – My Copyright Box

There’s this box sitting in my basement. I’ve been carrying it around for 22 years. It’s a white media box, sealed with paper tape which some helpful post office worker stamped like crazy with his date seal. I was living

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Genre Angst — Science Fiction vs. Fantasy

I’ve begun the process of querying a young adult novel I’ve been working on. While writing and rewriting and re-rewriting my query letter, I discovered something entirely unexpected. I might have a different genre of novel on my hands than I

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NaNoWriMo 2015 – Final Thoughts

Winner! Yay! This year was my fourth time participating in NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. While the challenge is always the same—produce 50,000 words during the 30 days of November—each experience is slightly different. Same Strategy, Different Book This

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NaNoWriMo 2015 – Day 22

Technically, I won NaNoWriMo today. The challenge for National Novel Writing Month is to produce a 50,000-word novel (or 50,000 words toward a novel) during the 30 days of November. Anyone who does that is considered a winner. The first

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NaNoWriMo 2015 – Day 1

I’ve won NaNoWriMo three times already, and I’m shooting for four. This time, though, I feel much less prepared than in years past. I feel like my grandmother eating a hamburger. My grandfather loved to cook beef. He used to

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