Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Simple Plotting for Smart Writers

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In the excellent movie The Last Days of Disco, Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny play book editors at a New York publishing house. In one scene, they read over a formula for a best-seller, which has something to do with creating a really appealing character, putting him or her through hell, and having the person triumph in the end. The proto-hipster … Read More

Bryn DonovanPrepping for NaNoWriMo: Simple Plotting for Smart Writers

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Quick, What’s Your NaNo Story About?

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Guys, I’m super excited about NaNo this year. My book Sole Possession started out as a NaNo project! I had to throw big chunks of my first draft away, though, because I didn’t plan enough up front. In this writing challenge and the ones in the next two weeks, I am going to try to save us all from that fate!

Bryn DonovanPrepping for NaNoWriMo: Quick, What’s Your NaNo Story About?

Saturday Writing: Who Are You People, Anyway?

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Two weeks ago, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month, we attempted to write a very short synopsis of our story idea. However, some of us get ideas for characters before we know what’s going to happen to them. And that’s a great place to start! So let’s get to know the people in your story.

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Saturday Writing: Simple Plotting for Smart Writers!

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In the excellent movie The Last Days of Disco, Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny play book editors at a New York publishing house. In one scene, they read over a formula for a best-seller, which has something to do with creating a really appealing character, putting him or her through hell, and having the person triumph in the end. The proto-hipster … Read More

Bryn DonovanSaturday Writing: Simple Plotting for Smart Writers!

Saturday Writing: Quick, What’s Your NaNo Story About?

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Guys, I’m super excited about NaNo this year. My book Sole Possession started out as a NaNo project! I had to throw big chunks of my first draft away, though, because I didn’t plan enough up front. In this writing challenge and the ones in the next two weeks, I am going to try to save us all from that fate!

Bryn DonovanSaturday Writing: Quick, What’s Your NaNo Story About?

It’s Time You Got Serious, Ladies!

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Every once in a while, someone writes a post about how women need to stop playing around and start acting like grown adults. Here’s Jezebel’s from a couple of years ago! Here’s one on “cupcake feminism” that got a lot of play last year (warning: NSFW dessert image.) And recently, Huffington Post published a similar piece by Tracy McMillan.

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Good News: Circumcision, Cease-Fires, City Transit, and More

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The World Health Organization approved a nonsurgical circumcision device for adult males, which involves a rubber band. The New York Times explains that “For a heterosexual man in countries where AIDS is common, being circumcised lowers the chance of getting infected by about 60 percent.” For more about circumcision and HIV risk, click here.

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