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As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

With a little help from my friends – NaNoWriMo 2015

By Carol / 02 December 2015 / 4 Comments

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) sent hundreds of thousands of writers to their keyboards in November to write the novels they know they have in them. Historically, 17% of those who start succeed. I was…

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Writing reckessly – NaNoWriMo 2015

By Carol / 30 October 2015 / 6 Comments

“Every morning I tell myself: Write recklessly today. You can play it safe tomorrow.” – Sue Monk Kidd As I join tens of thousands of other writers to tackle the National Novel Writing Month challenge…

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Journey to publication began with NANOWRIMO

By Carol / 18 November 2014 / 6 Comments

Writers worldwide recently passed the half-way mark of National Novel Writing Month. By today, a writer who is on the NANOWRIMO track will have logged at least 30,000 words on their work in progress. Each…

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One month & eight years

By Carol / 07 November 2012 / 12 Comments

In 2004, I’d never written a novel. But I thought I’d like to try, so I signed up for NANOWRIMO, the worldwide initiative that kicks off every November 1 with the goal of getting everyone…

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The best writing advice ever

By Carol / 05 October 2012 / 20 Comments

When people ask me about writing – what they should do and how – I often find myself sharing the advice others have given me. I’ve been fortunate to attend writing workshops led by amazing…

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