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Laura + NaNoWriMo featured in Alpine Neighbors Magazine

Better late than never... I just received a copy of the November issue of Alpine Neighbors, where the interview about my NaNoWriMo write-in sessions appears! I'm not sure if this article is available elsewhere online (I haven't been able to find it so far), so here is a scan of the two pages for your reading pleasure. Thank you to Joe Cabaniss for the interview and the spotlight on Continue Reading...

NaNoWriMo 2017, Week 2 progress report

It's Day 15 of NaNoWriMo, and we're already into the second full week of the challenge! So, how's your word count? Mine has been terrible since Saturday, so I'm getting nervous about my chances of winning this year. I've had nothing but big fat zeros so far this week, and need to course correct, STAT! Here's a quick roundup of my daily word counts, to see where I've gone Continue Reading...

NaNoWriMo 2017, Week 1 progress report

It's Day 6 of NaNoWriMo, and we're heading into the first full week of the challenge! So, how's your word count? Mine has been pretty consistent, so I'm excited about that. It looks like my Preptober work this year has been paying off. Who knew a reformed Pantser could learn to love outlining? Here's a brief roundup of my first five days' worth of word counts, in case you're Continue Reading...

NaNoWriMo begins today: Join my #NaNoWriMo Support Group!

Today's the day! It's the first day of NaNoWriMo 2017, and you know what that means: 1,667 WORDS OR BUST! This year I've come up with some solid plans that will (hopefully) keep my novel on track throughout the month of November, despite visiting friends, Thanksgiving holidays, and prepping another issue of my literary magazine for release in December. Here are my three main tricks for Continue Reading...

Plot: Setting Up the Sequel, #Preptober Day 31

Happy Halloween! Today's the last day of Preptober, so in case you missed my previous posts, be sure to take a look at the Preptober page to catch up. Let's talk about setting up your sequel. Even if you weren't planning on setting up a sequel, you may find this info useful. After all, cliffhangers are great for sprinkling throughout your manuscript to keep readers turning pages. As Continue Reading...