Author Archives: beccacalloway

About beccacalloway

I am an aspiring writer, hoping to one day be able to support my love of shoes.

The Middle of November

Yes, we are halfway through NaNoWriMo. Hopefully we are all reaching our goals. It’s okay if we’re not. The important thing is to keep writing. Especially in light of the events in France. While we are all concerned and possibly … Continue reading

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Ready…Set…Write!

It’s Halloween! That means NaNoWriMo starts at midnight! Don’t let that be more terrifying than the trick-or-treaters that ring your doorbell tonight. Remember that NaNoWriMo is about the words. Just get the words on the page. Don’t try to edit. … Continue reading

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What’s up?

We lost a legend recently. Sir Terry Pratchett has had a huge impact on many writers and he will be missed. What kind of writing legacy will you leave behind? Are you proud of what you’re writing? Is it something … Continue reading

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Hump Day

Yes, it’s Wednesday. Hump Day for NaNoWriMo and the week. How is your writing? Is your word count on pace to finish on the 30th? If you’re not, don’t panic. We still have eleven days to write. You may surprise … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars

It’s time to plan your NaNoWriMo writing schedule. We have our very own region for the Hickroy area this year. Thank you very much, NaNoWriMo.org! Let’s show them we are serious about NaNo! We have local area meetings planned along … Continue reading

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It’s almost November

It’s that time again. November is almost upon us. That means it’s time to dust off your story ideas and get ready for NaNoWriMo 2014. Stock up on paper, pens, printer ink, coffee, chocolate, popcorn, soda and anything else you … Continue reading

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Week Two

We’re starting the second week of Camp NaNoWriMo. How’s your word count? Are you still scribbling away at it? This is usually the point at which you find plot holes. You might also start to get the feeling of “holy … Continue reading

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Summertime Fun

It’s July. That means it’s time for campfires and roasted marshmallows and fireworks. ┬áIt is also the second Camp NaNoWriMo for 2014. Hickory Writer’s Society tries to participate in all the NaNo events each year. For July our write-ins are … Continue reading

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For what it’s worth…

I’ve been looking at job listings lately and found something interesting: an employer more interested in your actual writing samples than in what degree you graduated with. They actually say that in the listing. I’ve heard for quite a some … Continue reading

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A bit of advice

No, I’m not giving it. Just sharing it from a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy. Crawford Kilian has been writing books and articles for over 40 years. I came across a checklist for fiction writers of his that … Continue reading

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