If you were participating in National Novel Writing Month this year, you’ll probably be within striking distance of your ending today. Near the end of …
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#NaNoWriMo 2019: The Thankfulness Thread
Maybe you’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month. Maybe you already have a writing practice, or you’ve been trying to establish o…
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(I was looking at what I wrote last Thanksgiving, as National Novel Writing Month was winding down, and it felt like, with a few minor adjustments, it …
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One of my favorite websites right now is Five Books, an Oxford-based publication that interviews experts on all kinds of subjects, who recommend, well,…
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Recently, in a previous NaNoWriMo-themed newsletter, I suggested, “Whenever you ‘mess up,’ whenever you have a less than perfect writing day, it’s beca…
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I was searching my shelves yesterday when I spotted Geoff Manaugh’s The BLDGBLOG Book, a 2009 extension of his excellent blog, which he’s continued wri…
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So, it’s been nearly three weeks of NaNoWriMo-themed content, and at this point I’m curious as to what you, the premium subscribers to “Destroy Your Sa…
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Over the weekend, humorist and TV writer Dana Schwartz tweeted this bit of wisdom: “The terrible thing about [publishing a book/getting your dream job/…
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I’ve brought up running as a metaphor for our writing practices in a few previous newsletters, so you probably won’t be surprised to hear that this sho…
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This may not seem like an inspirational story suitable for National Novel Writing Month, at least not at first. I was a huge science fiction fan as a t…
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I wanted to share two quotes I came across recently in my reading. The first is from a conversation with Heather Christle that the novelist Leigh Stein…
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I admit it: I didn’t get nearly as much work done as I wanted to yesterday, because I got sucked into the televised impeachment hearings on C-SPAN. I l…
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