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Weekend Writer: End of the One Day Novelist, or Introduction of No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

Hey all, Dani here. Welcome to a special edition of Weekend Writer. Yes, you are getting a Weekend Writer post on both days of the weekend this time around. Why? Well, because this particular book fits best in two segments, and I feel that both segments are necessary to have at the early stages of… Continue reading Weekend Writer: End of the One Day Novelist, or Introduction of No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

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NaNoWriMo Prep Part Two: Writing Resources

Hey all, Dani here. It is almost time for NaNoWriMo--that's National Novel Writing Month, if you didn't already know--to begin. Actually for some of you it probably already has begun. It runs from November 1-30, and the challenge is to write 50,000 words in just 30 days. I've already detailed some of the writing apps… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep Part Two: Writing Resources

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Review: The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

Hey all, Dani here. The premise of today's book sounded so utterly interesting to me that I had to put it on my highly anticipated list. And then, pretty much as soon as I got my copy, I was ready to sit down and start reading. Thankfully, I can say that my anticipation was not… Continue reading Review: The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

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Weekend Writer: Reconnaissance, or Part One of The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell

Hey all, Dani here. Welcome back to Weekend Writer. Today I'm talking through the first section of my next writing craft read, which was chosen by you guys on Twitter (follow me @danielle.thamasa to keep up with the latest polls), and honestly I'm really happy this book was chosen. I flew through it pretty quickly… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Reconnaissance, or Part One of The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell

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Weekend Writer Review: Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day

Hey all, Dani here. Is today's post a little bit of a hybrid between a typical review and also a Weekend Writer post? Well, sort of. I mean, I'm counting it as both. That's for sure. But I can't travel through this one like I'm doing with my Weekend Writer posts. In the book, there… Continue reading Weekend Writer Review: Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day

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Weekly Wrap Up (34)

Hey all, Dani here. Sorry for my supremely late post yesterday. Damian decided that it would be a great and worthwhile idea to drive straight from work down to Cincinnati for Felicia Day's book signing. And okay, yes, it was totally worth it, but we are now both running on about 4 hours of sleep,… Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up (34)

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Weekend Writer: Workshop Appendix & Additional Writing Exercises of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. Wow, I was in such a hurry to get this post written and posted that I actually skipped the intro portion. Oops. It's okay, I've fixed it now. Welcome to the final post chronicling my learning process through reading Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer. I think this was a great book to start… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Workshop Appendix & Additional Writing Exercises of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

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Discussion: Blogging Process

Hey all, Dani here. It's time for another discussion post. And I actually came up with the idea for this one a few weeks ago when I was starting to do my planning for my October posts. I realize that we all go about the blogging process a bit differently, in terms of planning, generating… Continue reading Discussion: Blogging Process

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Weekend Writer: Revision, or Chapter 7 of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer

Hey all, Dani here. We've almost finished a whole book for this blog series! Wow, that is awesome and crazy at the same time. Oh, and I promise that the next several books will not take this many posts to get through. Seriously, this is one of the longest writing craft books I have found… Continue reading Weekend Writer: Revision, or Chapter 7 of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer