Writing about writing

A creative journey to becoming a writer

Writing every day

It’s been a long while since I posted here, but in 2020 I plan to change that. Instead of posting articles, I’ve been pouring all my spare time into working on my 2016 NaNo novel. It’s been quite the journey. In 2017, I did some sporadic editing in short bursts (using Camp NaNo for inspiration). I started reading through my novel and working on it. I found I’d get to […]

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Ready, set, go! NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow!

National Novel Writing Month

Well, hello there! Yes, it’s been months since my last post, despite having plenty of aspirations to write lots of articles to inspire budding writers (including myself). Alas, this is a lesson to be learned – life gets in the way sometimes! Best laid plans, and all that! But given tomorrow is the 1st of November, it was definitely time to put fingers to keyboard and bash out some tips. […]

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A month of editing

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 Winner header

April and July are Camp NaNoWriMo months. These are opportunities to continue your previous year’s NaNoWriMo project or start something new. Late in March, I got an email inviting me to sign up for camp, so I figured what better way to get a push on my editing than another timed challenge. Camp NaNoWriMo has a whole bunch of camp-style activities and you can be assigned a cabin so you can […]

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Previously on Writing about Writing…

Female hands typing fast on keyboard

The last episode left on a cliffhanger, and here is the stunning conclusion! I’d been writing every day for two weeks, and as you may know, it usually takes about that long to form a new habit. I didn’t notice it at the time but week three of NaNoWriMo is where I became a writer. I have read back over my work from that month of writing, and I can really see how […]

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And so the story goes…

Hands typing frantically

In the past couple of years, I’ve had a story in my head and as the story grows, and I put pen to paper (literally and figuratively in equal measure), I want to share my process. I’m writing my first novel as we speak. I challenged myself to NaNoWriMo last November, and I hit the target of 50,000 words with a day or two to spare. I learned a lot and I’m […]

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A story decades in the making

Pen writing the words "I am a writer"

I read a little quote the other day: it was something about how if you want find your passion, you need to remember it. I’ve really struggled with knowing what I want to be when I grow up. I have so many interests – and one or two talents – and it’s really hard to pin down a single thing to focus on. I want to do it all: to sing, […]

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