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Coming Events and Workshops

2016-fall-eventsOne of the perks of being awarded a fellowship is the opportunity to offer free public readings and workshops. (And you have funds set aside for promotional postcards!)

The following are my coming events for October and November, 2016. Some require registration, but all are open to the public. Continue reading “Coming Events and Workshops”

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11 Pre-NaNoWriMo Exercises

cropped-ramonagravitar.jpgNovember means turkey and dressing, autumnal colors and falling leaves, parades and football games, and National Novel Writing Month.

For the writers who are bravely preparing to sit down and pound out 50,000 words in 30 days, below are just shy of a dozen ideas to help you warm up and examine your story.

Pre-NaNoWriMo Writing Exercises Continue reading “11 Pre-NaNoWriMo Exercises”

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How To DIY a Dedicated Writing Month

What is DIY?

DIY = Do It Yourself

What is a Dedicated Writing Month?

A Dedicated Writing Month is one designated and devoted to producing a lot of words in a short amount of time, such as one month.

Unless you are a writer living in a cave under the sea or on a celestial body without Internet access, you know today is the first day of NaNo, which is short for NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. Continue reading “How To DIY a Dedicated Writing Month”