I Didn’t Win NaNo, and Why That’s Okay: My Big Life

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by Tomi Wiley James It’s over: the 30-day typefest known affectionately (or sometimes as a curse) as NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. The goal of this completely voluntary, rigorous exercise is a 50,000-word novel (or, hopefully, the first draft of a novel). Break that down, and it’s 1,667 words per day. Every day. During a month that includes Thanksgiving … Read More

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Another Big Change in My Big Life (AKA: I Quit My Day Job)

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By Tomi L. Wiley When I was young, my parents had dinner parties and people over – friends from the tiny community I grew up in (I think the population still hovers around 800 people, give or take), business colleagues, people I didn’t know at the time but who would play large parts in my life later. As an only … Read More

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Giving Up is Hard to Do–My Big Oh

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By Stephanie Naman National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) isn’t just about writing a novel in a month. It’s a gut check about where writing fits into your life. Sure, for the casual writer, it’s a fun exercise. “Can I really do this? Let’s find out?” But for those of us with ambitions (maybe even delusions) of making this our career, … Read More

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