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So I did NaNoWriMo this year — was it worth it?

Every November, I debate whether or not to participate in NaNoWriMo. Most years, I end up doing it, but I try to only do NaNoWriMo if I have a project that would benefit from its word-count driven format. I skipped … Continue reading

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This week’s Twitter crop of #writing angst

It took me a long time to come to terms with Twitter’s weird blend of watercooler/cocktail party/retail culture. But now I find it to be a fairly useful source of #writing tips and news. Here’s what I found most helpful … Continue reading

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At CWC2015, Ines Bellina said we should write 15 minutes every day. Here’s what happened when I tried it.

Simply showing up to write has long been my greatest challenge. Life keeps getting in the way. At the Chicago Writer’s Conference last September, Ines Bellina gave us her top tip for getting work done despite the distractions of daily … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Important Book

Review cross-posted on our sister site, Caterpickles. The Important Book By Margaret Wise Brown Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard HarperTrophy, 1989 Age Range: 4-8 Shala’s Take: The important thing about this book is that it is lyrical. It is fun to … Continue reading

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