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Camp NaNoWriMo

I am glad to announce that I won! I wrote 25,000 words and brought my novel to a close. I may edit the ending though. It’s abrupt. Here is the celebratory banner for my first novel! Advertisements

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Excerpt From “A License to Breathe”

A little bit of background. This is just my favorite part of my¬†novel-in-progress. I’m proud of this because it’s really descriptive. ūüôā¬† ¬†“Then why am I still here if you determined that I was fine? Why?” I threw the white, … Continue reading

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Traveling & Novel-Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo

It’s been a while! I’m so sorry that I haven’t been posting. I’ve been traveling a lot. But of course, traveling gives me opportunities to write. I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo! The goal is to write a novel in … Continue reading

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Writing 201 Day Ten: Future/Sonnet/Chiasmus

Ugh, I don’t want this to be the last prompt. I had so much fun. I learned so many new devices and forms! Today’s Prompt: Future Today’s Form: Sonnet (4-4-3-3 is the most common line length. I’m using Shakespeare’s abab … Continue reading

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Addressing The Writer’s Wall: Self-Criticism

You are¬†completely ecstatic about your novel. You create compelling characters.¬†You think of an exciting setting.¬†Everything seems perfect…until your writing reaches a dead end. So, you crumble it. Don’t do¬†that. Open the paper back up. It doesn’t matter if it’s a … Continue reading

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Stream-of-Consciousness: Research (& My Attempt at it)

Stream of Consciousness: My Insights¬†and Research What is stream-of-consciousness? “an internal narrative that tries to mimic real-life thought patterns” (Helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com).¬† “a method of narration that describes in words the flow of thoughts in the minds of the characters” (literarydevices.com) My … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Story?

What is the magic ingredient for a good story? I’ve pondered this question for a while, and I think the best way to answer this question is to ask: “Why are some books almost impossible to put down? Why?” This … Continue reading

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