Author Archives: Denise

Bye Bye NaNoWriMo. Thanks for the Writing Habit.

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So another NaNoWriMo has come and gone. And I’m proud to say that I stared into the depths of its hell, into those menacing, piercing black eyes and I slayed that beast. My third NaNoWriMo win in 4 years of being a participant. For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s where slightly off balanced writers who… Read more »

Woefully Late for a Very Important Date

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  And that date would be my debut book launch. And not just a few days or months. Whole years. Like two of them. Ooops. After all, the website proudly proclaims that the first novel in the series, Darkness Becoming, will be released Summer 2013. That date is now long gone. And I’m not done. Not even remotely. And I’m pretty positive Darkness Becoming… Read more »

Here We Go Again – It’s NaNoWriMo Time

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Yep. It’s that time of year again boys and girls. Gather around while I tell you the story of psychotic writers who do this psychotic thing at the same time each November, all in the name of chaotically writing a story in a month. And yes, I’m one of those unstable, most definitely need their head examined lunatic writers participating… Read more »

Well, It’s Not Going to Write Itself

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I’ll admit, for the past little bit I’ve been a very, very naughty little writer. And I don’t mean the R rated or NSFW type naughty either. I’ve been very bad about actually sitting in front of something and physically writing. I’ve still thought about my story and characters, I’ve discussed aspects with various people (okay, maybe only my son… Read more »

Apocalypse Not Right Now. Maybe Later.

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Me: Okay, guys, it’s November and we have a story to write. So far, we haven’t gotten anywhere, so we’re going to need to work — Ricky: Are there any refreshments at this meeting? Me: Uh, I don’t know. Ricky: I’m famished. I kinda missed breakfast to be here. Me: I – I don’t think… Wait a minute, this meeting… Read more »

NaNoWriMo Baby!!!

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Yeah, that’s right. It’s almost that time of year again when all the crazy, insane writers come crawling out of the woodwork and attempt that mountainous, torturous, make you want to tear your hair out of your head feat known as National Novel Writing Month. November is the month where my fellow crazies and I attempt to lay down 50, 000… Read more »

Hijacking Your Story: Beating Writer’s Block

Okay, so I’m a dumbass. I’ll admit it. I’m feeling particularly stupid right now, the day after I had a major epiphany. It’s all thanks to Donald Maass and his book that I’m reading right now, The Breakout Novelist. So, you know how I’ve had this disdain for One. I like to pretend that it’s because it hijacked my personal life and… Read more »

Tell Me My Work Sucks: Why You Need a Book Editor

  So you’re an aspiring novelist, like me. Why do you need a book editor, you’re asking? Betcha think you can do it yourself. You’re dead wrong. “I can do it myself,” you say. (See, I told you, you’d say that) “I’ll just go over my work a bunch of times and activate the good ‘ol spell and grammar checker in Word… Read more »