Let the noveling begin!

Happy November! And, if you’re a writer or have writer friends, you know that this means it’s the start of NaNoWriMo!  Now, I’ve known of National Novel Writing Month for years, and I have even made some attempts at it in the past. Those attempts usually fall apart/die out somewhere on day…two? But in 2015, I hammered […]

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Exciting Changes + Additions on Patreon!

September is bringing a lot of new and exciting changes and MORE WRITING to my Patreon site. I’ve added new tiers and added more rewards to the existing tiers. For just $1/month subscription, you can now get four pieces of my writing (an exclusive blog post, a six-word story, a poem, and a piece of flash fiction). That’s, like, $0.25 per piece. Pretty […]

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Introducing: My Patreon Site

Well, as I begin this new journey into writing full-time, as I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve launched a Patreon site where I’ll be self-publishing shorter works of fiction and writing-specific blogs and videos as I continue to work on my novels. Patrons can choose to subscribe to my site at varying monthly rates. Each […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo: A Writer’s Retreat

Many of you have heard me talk about NaNoWriMo, an event that takes place every November in which intrepid writers attempt (and, if they’re like me, sometimes fail) to write 50,000 words – aka, a short novel – between November 1 and November 30. Well, in April and in July, NaNoWriMo takes us to CAMP. […]

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Why “Losing” NaNoWriMo Was The Best Thing For Me To Do

Well, I “lost” NaNoWriMo this year. To win, you’re supposed to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I realize it’s only Day 29 (and early on Day 29 at that), but if NaNoWriMo is a marathon, the sweep van has already picked me up and dropped me at the finish line. I might get a […]

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NaNoWriMo Warm-Up: Coming Home

Writing a novel is a great feat of strength for your brain muscle, and it shouldn’t be done without stretching. Here’s the short story I wrote as my NaNo “brain stretch” this morning before getting started with my actual project. The Background: one of my best friends is in a book club. That book club […]

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And so it begins…

Happy National Novel Writing Month! I’m tackling the ultimate challenge this year and attempting to write 50,000 words in 30 days. My novel I’m working on is called Last December. Here’s a cover I mocked-up using free stock photos + downloaded fonts: If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo and need a buddy, my username is ThatColette. 

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