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5 Things I Keep With Me For My Writing

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English: penulis = writer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Any writer will tell you that inspiration can strike anywhere at any time.  Naturally, most writers will make sure that they are ready for these ideas whenever they may strike.

For me, there are 5 things I always keep with me to further my writing.

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Good Tools For Your NaNoWriMo Rewrite

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nanowrimo – day 7 goal (Photo credit: paloetic)


By now, anyone who has been participating in the National Novel Writing Month has either completed their novel, completed enough of it to make their 50,000 word count, or had made an excellent effort in completing it.


For some, like me, we have gone through a roller coaster of feelings about our novels, usually ranging from, “Wow, what a load of crap,” (often with varying amounts of exclamations points), to “My God, this is… craptacular!” (again with varying amounts of exclamation points).


So, now that your done and you spend the next four weeks either lost in a book that isn’t written by you, or lost in World of Warcraft, or even finishing your November novel, you have probably decided, like me, that maybe your novel isn’t a gigantic abyss that seeks only to consume what is left of your soul, what do you do when you decide to revise, edit and rewrite your novel.


Honestly, I can’t tell you how to do that.  No, really, I can’t.  But I can at least tell you what I keep on hand when I try to revise my novels.


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Random Thoughts

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English: A photo of The Thinker by Rodin located at the Musée Rodin in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just a few random thoughts.

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Pushed To The Top

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Cover of the 2009 expanded edition, ISBN 978-1-4215-2772-3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After seeing the movie Battle RoyaleI became curious about the story.

As it happened, I lucked out.  Now my latest book acquisition has pushed itself to the top of my to read list.

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Why It’s a Digital Future For Me… Kind Of

Nook and Wine

Nook and Wine (Photo credit: Let Ideas Compete)

Anyone who’s read this blog (and I know people read it, I’ve seen the stats… thank you) knows that I have gone digital, at least partially.  I have a first generation Nook and a Nook Tablet.  I supposed I could have gotten an iPad, but I did not feel like playing $500 for something I would only use for reading e-books and the occasional round of Bejeweled Blitz.

And, while I am not completely switched over to digital books, I am moving more and more into the digital realm… for the most part.

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Wish List Resolved

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Barnes and Noble is at least making progress towards resolving the wish list issue.  I can see mine again, though it is not working perfectly.

And, for the record, I had 423 entries towards the 500 entry limit.

Wishlist… Toasted

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My Barnes and Noble NookBook wish list just came up with the following error: The creation has reached the limit.  Now I can’t see anything on it.

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100 Books in 366 Days – The Gameplan

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Yesterday, I announced my intention of reading 100 books this calendar year.  Assuming that there is no validity to the Mayan Calendar doom and gloom prophesy (which: A) doesn’t actually predict doom and gloom, and B) really just is not going to happen), that means that I will need to average completing a book every 3.66 days (since this is a leap year… wonder if the Mayans figured those in).

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Ready For Rewrite

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