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Looking Forward

The concept of looking forward should be easy. Most of us plan in advance for something in our lives…a celebration, a reward, an event. But how often do we look longingly into the future?  What prevents us from looking forward? … Continue reading

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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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NaNoWriMo: Week One Preparation

We are mere days away from the first week of NaNo. I wish I had more words of encouragement, but it’s all been said in this podcast. Becca and I recorded this last year, but it’s full of very helpful … 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.  It 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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