NaNoWriMo Day #19

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 19! Ah, it’s Friday again. Raise your hand if you think this has been one very long week. . . Let us not get distracted by thoughts of turkey, air travel, and putting up with family. We can deal with that Monday, right? Today’s inspiration: Writing, I think, is not apart from living.  Writing is a kind of double living.  The writer experiences everything twice.  Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~ Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957 Huh. No wonder NaNo makes us so tired! Your random challenge...

NaNoWriMo Day #18

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 18! How’s week three treating you? Is your plot kind of, sort of gelling? Are your characters more able to stand on their own two feet? If yes, yay! If not, trust us, just give it a bit more time. Today, we’re back with another overheard conversation. You know how we, and your muses, feel about those! At a public boat launch, three men wrestle a boat onto a trailer: “Whoa, Nelly!” Proving that not everyone uses expletives, even when landing on his. . .patootie. ~ Overheard by Chris Bailey Aw. What an adorable...

NaNoWriMo Day #15

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 15! Wow, we’re half way there?!? Inquiring minds want to know: Is that a relief? A terrifying thought? Just know that two weeks from now, no matter what happens, the pressure will be off. Not that you shouldn’t keep writing. But slowing down a little (or a lot) may not be a bad idea. There’s nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. ~ Walter Wellesley Ah, if only it were that easy. Your random challenge word of the day is: brilliant As in, your NaNo books are brilliant. As...

‘Tude-torial #2

~ By D.D. Scott Here at Chick Lit Writers “It’s all about the attitude”… So what better way to showcase the Chick Lit genre than to “show” some of that attitude?! Starting with last Wednesday’s post and continuing today, that’s exactly what we’re doing! To kick-off today’s ‘Tude-torial, take a look at this fabulous quote by award-winning journalist and multi-published author Jennifer Coburn: “…I find the attack on chick-lit more than a bit disheartening.  Is this where we are – one group of women writers mocking another, deeming its work irrelevant?  Are women really criticizing each other about what...

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