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How Writing A Book in a Month Isn’t Crazy

NaNoWriMo has started. For those of you who have never experienced the National Novel Writing Month, let me update you. In 1999, a small group of writers began NaNoWriMo as way to just get the words out without editing or any of the other speed bumps writers encounter. The object was to run a 50,000…
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November 6, 2017 1

Perfection Is Overrated

There was an author in the 1920s who wrote 60,000 words a week. I wish I could remember his name. He wrote pulp, he pushed it out as quickly as he could, and the moment it left his typewriter, it was out of his hands. It went to an editor who tailored it to the…
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July 8, 2017 0

Viewing Editing as an Opportunity for World-building

I used to hate the thought of editing. In my younger years as a writer, I naively believed my work was perfect in its first form and I churned out new content rather than retouching something preexisting. I have, thankfully, grown and matured as a writer and have come to embrace the process of revisiting…
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May 3, 2017 3
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