That wonderful moment when… finish a novel! Of course, you're never really "done" with a novel until it's been printed, but I can confidently say that for the first time ever I have finished writing and editing (two rounds) of a novel that I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year. I didn't realize how difficult it would be… Continue reading That wonderful moment when…

Writing as a Community

In honor of NaNoWriMo last November, the Iredell County Public Library that I work for in North Carolina partnered with Mitchell Community College to create the first ever community novel.  We created a group of writers who were patrons and staff of the library, and students and staff from the college.  We organized our thoughts,… Continue reading Writing as a Community

NaNoWriMo: A Realistic Approach

Let's be honest with ourselves, unless you are a full-time writer, English teacher, Professor, Student, or otherwise "paid-to-write," you probably don't have the time to write a novel in one month.  Even if you are one of the above mentioned individuals, your time is still limited and your writing is usually limited to your area… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: A Realistic Approach