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Tools to Make Working at Home More Fun

So here we are again (or still), working from home until our chance at a vaccine finally comes along. Here are a handful of things that have helped me get work done in my breakfast nook/office over the last year. … Continue reading

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How to Write When You Don’t Feel Up to It

Sometimes, especially lately, it’s hard to do the creative work you want to do. I’ve used a bunch of tricks to get around the blocks. I offer them here, in hopes they’ll inspire you. If you have tricks of your … Continue reading

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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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