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NaNoWriMo Success Stories: Lisa Carlisle
Published on Friday, November 1, 2013 by Hi, I'm Lisa Carlisle, an author who writes paranormal erotic romance, mysteries, and military romance. I’m here to share some of my experience with NaNoWriMo. As a working mom, it’s very difficult to find the time to write, especially at the end of a long work day. When I’m working on a project, I set a 500 word daily goal, which isn’t much compared to oth...
5 Tips on Writing a NaNoWriMo by Huckleberry Hax
Published on Saturday, October 19, 2013 by Huckleberry will be hosting a free online NaNoWriMo workshop on Friday 25th October at 3pm PST /11pm BST. To attend please click on the following link to connect to Second Life®: http://ow.ly/eVHO3 There’s plenty that’s already been written about the business of writing a 50,000 word novel in the thirty days of November – an annual act of insanity for the ...
Editors’ Choice for September: Glass by Simonetta Martella
Published on Friday, October 11, 2013 by Each month we select the best 15-minute Writers' Dash submission made through our blog comment system or through our submission page. The winner this month is Simonetta Martella for her charming poem titled Glass. Glass I am a house made of glass that the mere touch of me has me shaken to pieces And the touch of me slashes me apart shattering me like a sh...
Editors’ Choice For August 2013: SPELLBOUND by MERRY CHASE
Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013 by Each month we select the best 15-minute Writers’ Dash submission made through our blog comment system. Merry Chase has us spellbound with this lovely love triolet. Spellbound Triolet Now you are near me, I will spellbind you: wind you in satin bonds of charm so let sorrows past fall far behind you now. You are near me. I will spellbind you close to a heart...
Editors’ Choice For July 2013: STRUCK by MERRY CHASE
Published on Monday, August 12, 2013 by Each month we select the best 15-minute Writers’ Dash submission made through our blog comment system. It was a tough call this month as we had so many wonderful dash pieces. We chose Merry's Struck because of its lyrical quality. STRUCK Flint and steel we strike a spark a thrill to feel a foil to dark to tend with tinder kindling higher from one small ci...
Writers’ Dash: Editors’ Choice
Published on Friday, June 28, 2013 by Want to get a little more exposure for your dash pieces? We feel you deserve the recognition. Each month we select the best Writers’ Dash submissions made through our blog comment system (whether Daily Dash, Piclit Dash (aka Picture Prompt)/#piclish on Twitter; or Siclit Dash (aka Fiction Prod)/#siclish on Twitter). It's not necessary to ...
NaNoWriMo Author Spotlight: LM Preston
Published on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by LM. Preston loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha was the beginning of her obsess...
NaNoWriMo Success Stories: Dy Loveday
Published on Friday, November 23, 2012 by Dy lives and writes in Adelaide, South Australia. Her partner is a great cook and doesn’t mind when she forgets to eat dinner (much).  She has a 9+ year old daughter who inhales chocolate and looks like Twiggy;  shares a house with two dogs, two cats, an annoying but loveable Alexandrine parrot and several fish. She longs for the day that her daughter stops bri...
NaPoWriMo Spotlight: Sarwah Osei-Tutu
Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Highs, the Lows, the Inbetweens A book written at each stage of my life - Childhood, University Student, Mother, Married, Separation and a Single Mother. It details my struggles, my uplifts and joys from abuse, stalking, depression, rejections, wealth and loss. Life can get you down, but it is how you deal with these struggles that make you the person you ar...
NaNoWriMo Author Spotlight: T.L. Costa
Published on Saturday, November 17, 2012 by T. L. Costa is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and has a Masters of Teaching from Quinnipiac University who taught high school for five years before becoming a full-time mom and writer. She has lived in Texas, New York, New Jersey and Spain. Currently, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. T. L. can be found online: Twitter: @TLCosta1...
NaNoWriMo Author Spotlight: Sharon Clare
Published on Monday, November 12, 2012 by Sharon Clare fell in love with writing at the University of Toronto where she graduated with a science degree in psychology and professional writing. Inspired by prose, she completed a program with the LongRidge Writing Institute in Connecticut. She writes paranormal romance and has published short stories, art reviews, newsletter and magazine articles. She cont...
NaNoWriMo Success Stories: RICHARD W. HAINES
Published on Saturday, November 3, 2012 by Thursday marked the kickoff of that crazy literary marathon, National Novel-Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), in which participants are challenged to pen a 50,000-word book in 30 days.  In honour of the brave souls who are frantically scribbling away, and to cheer them on, we've gathered up some NaNoWriMo success stories. This special series casts a spotlight on those writ...
Guest Column: Rayne Hall on WRITING FAST-PACED ACTION SCENES
Published on Friday, July 27, 2012 by In scenes with fast action - such as chases and fights -  your writing style needs to reflect the speed. The words you choose, and the way you structure your sentences, can create a fast, exciting pace which takes the reader's breath away. SENTENCES The length of your sentences creates the pace of your scene. In a fight scene, sentences need to be short,...
Editor’s Choice: Writers’ Dash May 2012
Published on Saturday, June 16, 2012 by There were some really wonderful pieces of work produced during Writers' Dash in May. I present a selection for your delectation. Remember these were written in just 15 minutes! The Writers’ Dash (#writersdash or #dailydash on Twitter) is a 15-minute free writing exercise held on Twitter, Facebook and Second Life® every weekday. At 5:30am PST we share the word ...
Editor’s Choice: Writers’ Dash April 2012
Published on Saturday, May 5, 2012 by Just in case you missed these gems! The Writers' Dash (#writersdash or #dailydash on Twitter) is a 15-minute free writing exercise held on Twitter, Facebook and Second Life® every weekday. At 5:30am PST we share the word prompt on our social media channels; the live event begins in Second Life® at 6am PST. Elation I do not yearn for elation it is no...
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