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NaNo–Day 16

41288 words. Wow. I can’t believe that I’m almost to the finish line, though now I realize this book is more likely a trilogy than a standalone novel. The second day of Winter Wheat sessions was also successful. I attended a session about rejection with Laura Maylene Walter. I’m inspired to attempt 250 submissions in …

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Bookbinding Adventures

In preparation for my session at Winter Wheat, I finished some bookbinding projects I started. I made a noble stitch sidebound for a friend with the bird cover, attempted a new stitch pattern for the blue speckled cover, and sewed two more journals, one with the Coptic Stitch and the other with the French Link …

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Reward or Bribe?

I’ve tried numerous reward systems over the last year. I can earn points for each completed task, and cash in on a prize, usually a new round of books I’ve been wanting. But what about game time? I do enjoy playing video games once in a while, even though I’m not very good. So I …

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NaNo–Day 16

My word count is 28,149. I had an awesome time at Winter Wheat. Every panel I attended was amazing.

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Poetry Project #6

This year I started poetry projects. I pick a subject and then write several poems on it to explore the subject in-depth. This year I have explored the following. I love you, I know bracelets Hands Fear Fruits, vegetables, and mothers The Phoenix Project And now I’m working on taking song lyrics and cutting them …

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Winter Wheat

I’ve attended Winter Wheat in Bowling Green for the last three years. Every year I walk away with new ideas. This year I will be giving two sessions, “Blackout Poetry” and “Saying Goodbye to the Fluff.” For more information and to register for the festival (it’s free!), click here.

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Using Prompts to Prompt You in the Writing Direction

At Winter Wheat (November 19) I gave a presentation on prompts. What is a writing prompt? It is an exercise used to move the writer beyond the fear of a blank page and get something on the page. But how does the writer come up with an idea to write about? This quote from Stephen …

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My Winter Wheat Session on Prompts

I called my session: Using Prompts to Prompt You in the Writing Direction. My session was from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday, November 18. I opened my presentation with a quote from Stephen King’s “On Writing:” “…two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun.” (25) So for prompts, you can give one …

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24654–NaNo

I typed what I had handwritten at the Prairie Margins Write-In Friday and what I wrote in one of the sessions at Winter Wheat yesterday. So a total of 24,654 words for me. My sprained finger is doing better. I go to the doctor Tuesday for a check up. Wish me luck for typing faster …

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Winter Wheat

I had a great weekend at the Mid-American Review Winter Wheat Festival of Writing. Yesterday I gave my session on prompts, which I will share in a post later this week. There were a lot of great sessions! Also fodder to discuss. The readers Kyle Minor, Ann Townsend and Seth Fried were great. Prairie Margins …

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