Monthly Archives: October 2014

Do you NanoWriMo?

November’s just around the weekend, and I keep seeing NANOWRIMO posts everywhere. I’ve never done NanoWriMo, and I’ve been thinking about it. Thinking about if it would be good for me, would it actually give me some structure to my … Continue reading

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Writers, Artists, Creatives: What Inspires You?

Is it music that sets your imagination on fire? Books? Poetry? Movies? Nature? Cultures? Myths? The world is full of wonderful creations that inspire us to delve into our own worlds of fantasy, art, and creativity. We must be open … Continue reading

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Writers: When Do You Start Over?

So, I’ve been working on this story for awhile. I have about 50 pages written, but in the process of doing that I have learned so much about improving my writing. I have also had new idea explosions that have … Continue reading

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The Classics: What Do You Think?

Ms. Darroway. Pride and Prejudice. The Great Gatsby. War and Peace.  These are just a few of the “classic” novels of literature that have been praised the world over by just about everyone it seems: literary critics, professors, celebrities, Joe … Continue reading

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Fanfiction: A Way To Hone the Craft of Writing or The Pathetic Ramblings of a Nerd?

Fanfiction is defined by Urban Dictionary as: “Fanfiction is when someone takes either the story or characters (or both) of a certain piece of work, wheter it be a novel, tv show, movie, etc, and create their own story based … Continue reading

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I Did It!

I entered my short story in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Contest! I’m really excited at the possibility of this story being published in a real-life magazine. The thought is just so euphoric. I don’t think I’ve ever been so … Continue reading

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Book Review: It’s Kind of A Funny Story

It’s Kind of A Funny Story was written by Ned Vizzini. I loved this book! It was funny, heartfelt, and real. The book follows Craig Gilner, a high-school freshman who has practically worked himself to death in order to get … Continue reading

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