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Writing on Your iPhone: One Novelist’s Story

Image via Wikipedia While researching an article about iPhones, I was contacted by Cheryl Kaye Tardif, best-selling author of numerous novels such as Whale Song. Tardif has embarked on a new project: writing a complete novel on her iPhone  –  the first major mainstream author to do so. I kind of stumbled onto this by accident. One night […]

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Congratulations NaNoWriMo Participants

Image via Wikipedia Congratulations to everyone who participated in National Novel Writing Month! With the end of November, you are either looking with glee at a 50000-word (or more) manuscript or sadly facing the fact that you just couldn’t make it to 50000. Either way, you accomplished something meaningful  —  either you finished (or at least made a […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Betty Punkert

Betty Punkert is the Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo in Winnipeg, Canada, and has won the NaNoWriMo challenge 5 times before this year (and looks set to get her sixth win this year). Although she hasn’t published any fiction yet, she sees NaNoWriMo as an opportunity to incubate ideas, and feels ready to start pulling some […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Amanda Kendle

Amanda Kendle is an Australian travel writer who dreams of becoming a published fiction writer. Perhaps that’s why she called her blog and exercise in creative procrastination Becoming a Fiction Writer  –  but then, who ever knows about such things. When she’s not writing travel articles and posts for publication or teaching English to foreigners or writing […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Whitney Rhodes

Whitney Rhodes is the Asst. New Media Editor of the Courier-Post by day, and shares her thoughts on the latest news in the journalism world at the blog MoJo DoJo. She is also a five-time NaNoWriMo winner, and can be found on the  NaNoWriMo forums as “Darksetyuna”. Why do you do NaNoWriMo? What benefits have […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Jon Strother

Jon Strother (“jstro” on NaNoWriMo’s site) is a government employee who writes across several genres  –  science fiction, fantasy, romance, as well as non-fiction science papers and technical writing. He has participated in NaNoWriMo once, successfully completing his 50,000 words. To date, he remains unpublished, aside from some technical papers and his manual for the Wings 3D […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Carolyn Dekat

Carolyn Dekat is a four-time NaNoWriMo winner who has published numerous articles both online and off. She is an active member of the Skateboard online writer’s group, where she works with her online friends and fellow writers to collectively improve their writing, which has helped her win several local writing contests. Now, she says, she’s […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Sonja Faust

Sonja Faust is a romance writer living in North Carolina. This year she’ll do NaNoWriMo for the fifth time, after completing the challenge successfully twice. She’s published two short stories, “Love in Shadow” and “Cat in the Mist” with WildRosePress and is currently enjoying publisher interest in her first novel, completed during NaNoWriMo last year. Sonja […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Trisha Bartle

Though she hasn’t won her first two tries at NaNoWriMo, Trisha Bartle isn’t letting that get her down  –  this year she’ll try her hand again, hoping that the third time really is a charm. A freelance feature and commercial writer, Bartle is also an award-winning short fiction writer. Read more about her and her work at […]

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NaNoWriMo Interview: Catherine Hicks

In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I’ll be running a series of interviews with writers who have tried their hand at the NaNoWriMo challenge before. Hopefully, their words will lend other writers advice and inspiration as they attempt the feat of creating a 50,000-word manuscript in 30 days. Our first volunteer is Catherine Hicks, […]

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