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How you can win National Novel Writing Month

This is the talk I gave in September at this year’s Nanowrimo Kick-Off Party in San Francisco. I did Nanowrimo for the first time in 2003. I was a new mom of a two-month-old preemie. Not surprisingly, I couldn’t rub … Continue reading

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Another Write-in Tonight

Tonight is the third Nanowrimo write-in I’m hosting at the Borderlands Cafe in San Francisco. If you are local, you should come and write with us, whether you are doing Nanowrimo or not. Every writer is welcome. So far, the … Continue reading

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My First Write-In

I’ve been doing the National Novel Writing Month since 2003, because I find it entertaining to struggle to write a novel in a month.  Some years I’ve succeeded. Some years, I’ve crashed and burned.  Every year, I learn something more … Continue reading

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The Weekly Morbid, two weeks later

I finally got The Dangerous Type turned in to Night Shade Books, then dove directly into working on the sequel.  I was calling it No More Heroes, which is still a great title but maybe not the best one for … Continue reading

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Writing Flashmob

I do Nanowrimo every year, the National Novel Writing Month in November.  Every year, the Bay Area office holds a “Night of Writing Dangerously,” where hundreds of writers come together for dinner and a writing marathon.  It’s a fundraiser for … Continue reading

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