As per Wikipedia, Na=National No=Novel Wri=Writing Mo=Month or NaNoWriMo (often shortened to NaNo) is a month long challenge that began in 1999 by writer Chris Bay. That first year saw twenty-one participants in the San Francisco Bay area of the U.S.A. The idea is to write every day an average of 1667 words per day… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…15 Writing Alternatives to the Traditional NaNoWriMo
There are often times I'll be writing a scene and I want to include an odor or scent but my mind goes completely blank. How is it that the only smell I can readily recall is garlic and Axe deodorant? It's crazy to think that we're surrounded 24/7 by smells--good and bad-- that we don't… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Over 150 Smells & 50 Smelly Adjectives to Help Add Dimension to Your Writing.
~~Greetings and salutations from beyond the conference. My bags are finally unpacked and I’m sort of caught up on sleep so let’s dive further into our discussion on attending writing conferences. As you know, I recently returned from a three-day conference in Calgary, Canada where I attended both as a presenter and participant. I… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Five Good Reasons