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NaNoWriMo Thankfulness

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on NaNoWriMo Thankfulness

Hey, NaNoWriMos! So it is Thanksgiving, a national day to think on all the good things in our lives, but it is also one of the last days of November. With so little time, it may seem difficult to bring your stories to a close or it may be a stretch to get the word count. Nearing a deadline makes being thankful difficult, but my advice to you all is to take a moment to remember what you have done. Maybe you started the month with the best of intentions, but you’re...

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Learning Plot: An Interview with Marni Freedman by Adria Britton

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Learning Plot: An Interview with Marni Freedman by Adria Britton

23 November 2013 Location: A comfortable lounge that smells like coffee Thinking about: How to write a plot Whilst browsing Pinterest, a website teeming with random/useful/entertaining pictures and articles, I stumbled upon this lovely photo: In order to write a successful and interesting story, a writer needs to incorporate a plot.  And no, I am not referring to a garden plot (though I appreciate the groan-provoking pun in this photo). People (myself included) can...

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Holiday Gifts for Writers

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Holiday Gifts for Writers

Do you have a writer on your shopping list this year?  We have some suggestions for you during this gift giving season. Book Earrings ($20+tax) Gift Membership in SDWI ($35 for an individual or $50 for a household) Gift Certificate for a class  (in any amount you like, but we recommend $45 or $60 the two most common prices for a workshop) A Year in Ink Anthology  (This year’s book: $15 in person, or $18.75 with shipping)  (previous years are also available...

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NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Procrastinate!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Procrastinate!

Hello, NaNoWriMos! We’re nearing the end of the month now and time is becoming quite important. But as the world outside of your writing demands you to do more than you think you can handle, you need to find a way to manage stress. This may sound contrary to what you feel like you should be doing, but it may just be time for you to start procrastinating.   Yes, that is right, procrastination may be a helpful tool right now.   Now when I say...

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Brown Bag Anniversary: An Interview with Judy Reeves by Adria Britton

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Brown Bag Anniversary: An Interview with Judy Reeves by Adria Britton

17 November 2013 Location: On a couch, sipping tea Thinking about: The Brown Bag Anniversary Mother packs a lunch for me, and hides it in a brown lunch-bag.  Going to school and reaching into that bag elicits a tinge of fear mingled with hope for a delectable meal. Though the Brown Bag Writing Group events at the Ink Spot do not entail reaching into crumpled bags to find food, they do entail reaching into brown bags…reaching into brown bags to pull out a slip of...

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