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NaNoWriMo 2015 — Slay’s Guide to Successful NaNo’ing

This year, I’m the official NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Pakistan region. I’m not totally unaware of the curious juxtaposition of myself as an American ex-pat representing Pakistan for NaNo and vice-versa, so I’ll be working in concert with The Desi Writer’s Lounge, a fantastic organization dedicated to supporting and promoting South Asian writers. I’ll […]

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Camp Nano — April Wrap Up

Another Camp Nano (April-flavor) has come and gone. How many of your goals did you meet?

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Camp Nano — Week Four Check In

April is almost over — how far have you gotten on your projects?

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Camp NaNo 2015 — Week Three Check In

We’re at the halfway mark for the month. Are you halfway through your goals?

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Camp NaNo 2015 — Week 2 Check In

As of today, we’re ten days into the first Camp NaNo challenge of the year. So how did you do?

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Camp NaNo 2015 — Week 1 Check In

Camp NaNo has started. Have you?

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Camp NaNo

Every November, I run a series of NaNoWriMo posts for Persephone, offering encouragement and accountability for fellow writers as we progress through the grind of National Novel Writing Month. The single unifying theme of these posts over the last four years has been one of ‘just write it;’ the single most important act of writing […]

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NaNoWriMo 2014 — Keep Writing

It’s now December. For many of you, that means the hellish challenge that is NaNoWriMo has come to an end. Perhaps this was the year that you won and printed yourself out a winner’s certificate you can display with pride on your fridge’s door. Or maybe this is the year that you had very good […]

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NaNoWriMo: Words, Crunch, and What I Learned

So this happened:

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NaNoWriMo 2014 — Week 3 Check In

We’ve reached the third week of NaNoWriMo, friends. How did your writing go over the past seven days?

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NaNoWriMo 2014: Week 2 Check In

Two weeks down! Don’t panic yet, fellow NaNo’ers. There’s still two weeks to go, one of which has a long weekend for most of the Americans among us, so this is still a glass-half-full situation.

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Is It Okay to Use an Image from Google for My Book Cover?

Boys and girls, sit tight because I’m going to tell you all about why not to use Google images for book covers. For some, Google Images is a free-for-all playground. If it’s on Google it must be free, right? Well, no. Do you think everything you find on Google is free? Do you think that […]

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The Great NaNo Adventure: Chapter Eight

That’s right, we’re skipping a few chapters. Believe me, you’re not missing much.

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NaNoWriMo 2014 — 1st Week Check In

Every year during November, Persephone hosts regular Friday check-ins for our readers and writers who are participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo. This week is our first catching up. I can’t wait to hear how you’re doing.

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The Great NaNo Adventure: Chapter One

Many of us are dedicating their life and sanity to writing a novel this November, and I am one of them. I’ve done it four times before: The first two times I sailed through it and loved (almost) every minute of it. Then I failed epically twice in a row (managing 300 and 3500 words […]