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Why Writers Write: Kathy Kitts

by Kathy Kitts In Poets & Writers Magazine, they have a column titled “Why We Write.” I enjoy reading what the guest authors have to say and how they interpret the questions. Today, I would like to respond. I believe

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A Writer’s Approach: Plotter, Pantser, Hybrid

Here’s a repost of my 2013 article from ThisNewMountain.com. It’s been said, and much debated, that there are two kinds of writers—those who outline and plan before starting a writing project (plotters) and those who dive in and write “by

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NaNoWriMo: How to Make the Time to Write a Novel in 30 Days

2015 will mark the 17th year thousands of writers from around the world begin National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) on November 1st. Few would argue this is a crazy journey—attempting to write a 50K-word draft of a novel in thirty days.

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Highlights from WorldCon 2015

Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon. ~ Brad Foster (from a pen and ink drawing, 2012) My first Worldcon [sigh]. For years I dreamed of attending the largest convention gathering of speculative fiction

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The Book That Sparked My Love of Science Fiction

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne? The Time Machine by H.G. Wells? Brave New World by Aldous Huxley? All great books, but none of these classics was the first to take me away to another world. By 1967,

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A Word with Diana Gabaldon and George R. R. Martin

In May 2014, Albuquerque Public Library Foundation and Bookworks, a local independent bookstore, launched the author series “A Word with Writers” beginning with George R. R. Martin and Diana Gabaldon. Author Lorena Hughes attended the event at the KiMo Theater.

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Accomplish Your Writing Goals With Camp NaNoWriMo

If you’re looking for a way to kick-start a writing project or get into a writing routine, Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a great place to do both – and it’s free. NaNoWriMo has always been about helping

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