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Why outlining your novel is probably a really good idea (and why I just can't do it.)
Last November, I participated in NaNoWriMo, which, for the uninitiated, is not a rare zoo animal, but National Novel Writing Month. During NaNoWriMo, participants are encouraged to write a novel in (...
by Justin C. Key • 5 comments
Someone has to do it.
We often write about the current happenings in our lives, conscious or sub. For the last week or so, I have been working on cutting down a bloated 410-pager first draft to a sleek 300 (and I wouldn't...
by Ervin Anderson • 9 comments
Is it better to come close and fail or never come close at all?
Is it better to finish third in a major writing competition, or not to come close at all? Is it better to acquire an agent who promises great things for your novel but in the end isn’t able to sell it...
by Holly Jennings • 5 comments
A great writer passed away last month. Let's consider his work and his legacy.
Jose Saramago died last month. He was believed to be one of the greatest novelists in the world. We did not get along. He did not know that we did not get along (we never met; he was famous- I am n...
by Justin C. Key • 2 comments
Sadly, I didn't collaborate with anyone on this blog post.
Writing is a very personal experience. Sure, you might talk over story ideas with a friend or have a few people offer critiques, but when you sit down at the computer (or typewriter, or pen, whatever...
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