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{NANO PIT STOP #3} creativity is fragile

  Creativity is fragile. Going into the last weeks of nano (gosh, the month is flying by :P), I want to talk about how to protect Creativity (for the purposes of this post, I’m going to refer to creativity with a capital C)   First, understand that Creativity is not a muscle. It’s not something you flex and strengthen. It doesn’t get sore. It’s not like working out, and when your body starts to ache, you know that if you…

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{NANO PIT STOP #2} 5 ways to make nano less stressful

Hello my frens, and welcome to the second post in my nanowrimo 2017 series! I hope you all thrived this week writing? Hmm…. *squints* At least survived?   Anywho, today I challenge you with a question:   How can nano be less stressful?     For basically every writer, nanowrimo is a synonym for stress. It means writing in the car, after midnight, while doing laundry and doing homework and consuming a ton of caffeine because you don’t have time…

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{NANO PIT STOP #1} 40 ways to celebrate the start of nano

HAPPY NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH, MY FRENS! Every writer’s favorite/worst favorite time of year has arrived at last, and we have approximately twenty-six (and a half) days left until we can sleep again.   Heh.   But that’s not what this post is about! There are a lot of cons about nano (no sleep, rushed schedule, etc.) but this November I’m planning a post series on how to keep you positive, motivated, excited, and focused on your novel. So what…

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{WRITING IS A GIFT} i am a pencil

A few days ago, I realized one of the coolest things—I’ve been saying I want to write a book for ten years now. Ten years. I don’t know what was going on in my six-year-old mind, but I vividly remember announcing “I want to write a book one day,” and ended up dictating a ten page story to my mom and stapling it together. (dubbed “The Hotel That Burned Down”—it was rather tragic, actually xD)   I haven’t been saying…

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{WRITERS AND AUTUMN} 7 reasons why we’re the perfect match

  HAPPY AUTUMN *throws leaves in the air* I’m sorry, my summer-loving friends, but the season of falling leaves, nippy winds, and delicious scents has finally arrived!   It has come to my attention during my near-year of blogging that a lot of writers say autumn is their favorite season, myself including. So today, in honor of the first day of fall, I’m revealing the seven reasons why writers and autumn are often the perfect match. (if you’re a writer…

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