Please Excuse Me While I Go Work On My Novel

It's that time of year again. Time for NaNoWrimo. For those of you that don't know about NaNoWrimo (and didn't read last year's blog post about it), it is a "contest" where participants spend the month of November writing at 50,000 word novel. The focus of writing a novel in such a short period of... Continue Reading →

A Letter From Anne Lindbergh

Recently, I came across an interesting blog called Letters of Note. The premise of the blog is simple--each post is a letter deemed worthy of a larger audience than just the initial recipient. I found the blog through a tweet mentioning a post with a letter written by Charles Bukowski on censorship. Naturally, I couldn't resist as... Continue Reading →

January 17th, 1991

January 17th, 1991 was not a particular day of note, however, I did come across a fascinating diary entry that I had written on that day that still surprises me. My second grade teacher had been talking to us a lot about the Gulf War and one of our school's secretaries had a son-in-law that... Continue Reading →

Write a Novel? No Problem.

As you'll notice in my "NaNoWriMo 2010" tab, I have signed up to do this year's NaNoWriMo.  For those of you that don't know what that is, NaNoWriMo celebrates November as National Novel Writing Month.  During NaNoWrimo, participants are to write a 50,000 word novel.  The goal is output, not quality.  Brave participants do not go it alone as NaNoWrimo has basically arranged itself... Continue Reading →

Words, Words, Words

I read a great blog post today that touched upon the most-looked up words of the summer as defined by Merriam-Webster.  One of the points the post made is that the average American doesn't know the meaning of some  common words such as "despicable," "inception," and "frugal." I tweeted this post which prompted an equally great conversation on Twitter... Continue Reading →

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