virtual write ins for november

virtual write ins for november. more events for peowrimos! so many events. so many words to write!

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find your why

If you’re looking for some encouragement before NaNoWriMo, I’ve got it! find your why.

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story prep workshop

story prep workshop. links for nanowrimo; hurray nanowrimo is coming, 17 days left! woo-hoo! can’t wait, yay yay yippee.

well, maybe i did have a little too much coffee today. but you get the idea–get ready for nano with these awesome story planning links.

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prep your story

prep your story. Today on PeoWriMos, I talk about first plot points and how to not be afraid of them.

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Regional Newsletter

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News from PeoWriMos! We have writing events! Whee!

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Here’s the latest news from PeoWriMos:

Dear Writer-Types,

We’re working hard to come up with some awesome events for PeoWriMos this year. The calendar isn’t blocked out completely yet, but as we get reservation confirmations from local businesses and libraries we’ll add them. What’s new this year: we’re partnering with libraries big time. I sent a spy in to Peoria Public Library’s North Branch location (and by sent a spy, I mean a WriMo works there), and she is setting up some great stuff for us, and for the young writer’s program! Oh, and we have another ‘spy’ at Fondulac Library (that would be me). Now that FDL has a nice big building, they have space and brainstorming ideas to make this NaNo the craziest ever. Check out our calendar at peowrimos@gmail.com to see the events we have so far! (link: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=peowrimos%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago  )

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review: write your novel in a month

review: write your novel in a month. I wish I could give this book all-around marks, but some ignorant, poorly-executed comments made this book hard to read.

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what changes you bring

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More thoughts on mission-driven scene execution on the PeoWriMos blog

Originally posted on PeoWriMos -- Peoria Writers' Group:

I’m writing by the seat of my pants this summer more than I ever have. It’s a lot of things–weird, wonderful, exciting, terrifying, roundabout, experimental, liberating, and slow-going.

Every novel I’ve written teaches me something. Sometimes the lessons came in failures. Others were simply in the practice of doing.

This pantsing summer for me has taught me much in the practice of doing (there’s plenty of lessons via failure, as well, I’m sure). How it feels awkward and stumbly, a bit like blindfolding myself over a tightrope of questionable stability.

There’s lots for me to cling to, to reinforce my sense of balance, of direction, and trust. After all, I’ve written a scene or two before. And dialog, physical conflict, emotions, all that good fictiony stuff. Now, instead of having a lot of these juicy bits planned out, prepared for, researched, and imagined, they come out as they come out.

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