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Category Archives: Writing

My writing toolbox, take two

Hello, friends! I thought I would take a break from writing for Camp NaNo to tell you about my favorite writing tools. I already did this two years ago, but I’ve got some cool new things to share that have been helping me a lot. 1. FocusWriter Most important is the word processor I use… Continue Reading

On finding your voice

The other night I finished an important scene of my novel and I felt drained, so I took a break and read fanfiction, thinking it might be fun because I hardly ever do it. (Among others, I read this great/weird story about Once Upon a Time and Alias, two of my favorite shows that happen… Continue Reading

A Camper’s letter home

Dear friends, I’m writing to you from the lovely Camp NaNoWriMo, where we’ve just reached the halfway point of our stay here. That means that our novels should be halfway done. (Ha! Haha! Ha…) My cabin mates and I are getting along swimmingly; there’s nothing quite like the camaraderie of NaNo participants. It’s already assumed… Continue Reading

I got paid

The other day, $18.44 showed up in my bank account. Hm! I wasn’t sure what it was at first. Then I remembered: CreateSpace changed its royalty terms so that you only need to earn $10 instead of $20 before they will send you a payment. Why, that means… I just became a paid author. Most of… Continue Reading