06 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

On Point Interview — NaNoWriMo

I was interviewed along with Lev Grossman (The Magicians) and Chris Baty (NaNoWriMo founder and a very persuasive advocate for the event) about the pros and cons of NaNoWriMo. You can hear my point of view at about halfway, right after the second break in the show. Do You NaNoWriMo? Spoiler alert: I was the […]

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20 October 2013 ~ 2 Comments

NaNoWriMo 2013

If it’s October that means that it’s time for the annual NaNoWriMo post. In a nutshell, here is my approach to the event that consumes the writing community for the wacky month of November: Don’t do it. To recap: in 2009, I wrote a post entitled, Writing a Novel? Don’t Do NaNoWriMo. Writing requires steady, […]

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10 November 2012 ~ 2 Comments

NaNoWriMo one more time

I wasn’t going to mention NaNo this year. I swear. But TIME started it, by referencing my No No NaNoWriMo sentiments of previous years, so I guess you can blame the mainstream media. NaNoWriMo: Is National Novel Writing Month a Literary Threat or Menace? I’m not the only one who views NaNo with trepidation or […]

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