NaNoWriMo & a Free Scrivener Template
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NaNoWriMo & a Free Scrivener Template

50,000 words in 30 days? That’s madness! Or is it? Over 400,000 people participated in this month of madness last year. You should join us! What is National Novel Writing Month? Why 50,000 words? National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it’s affectionately known by participants around the world, began in 1999 with 21 participants…

A Cup of Tea & A Good Book
Reading | Writing

A Cup of Tea & A Good Book

Read any good books lately? Between homeschool & flu & dance classes it’s been pretty hectic around here. I’ve still managed to squeeze in a few books, though. My Cup of Tea We’ve certainly had our share of rainy days this month, perfect weather to curl up with tea & a book. Lately that tea…

Is Ned Dead? A writer’s (& reader’s) guide to speaking Southern
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Is Ned Dead? A writer’s (& reader’s) guide to speaking Southern

Growing up in the South, I assumed everybody in the US spoke the same language we did. Well, with slightly different accents. Our neighbors did have some Yankee grandkids, after all. Imagine my surprise when people I met in college looked at me like I’d lost my mind when I said I was fixin’ to…

5 Photography Skills That Can Improve Your Writing
Photography | Writing

5 Photography Skills That Can Improve Your Writing

Do you feel like you suffer from creative ADD, & that you’d make more progress on your writing if you dropped your other creative pursuits? Here are 5 reasons you might want to hold off on that… Have you ever noticed that creative people are often creative in more than one area? While I’ve heard…