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Is Half a NaNo Better Than No NaNo? by Sia Huff

Everywhere I turn lately, I see NaNo…blurbs, emails, blogs, articles, even classes. Yes, there are now classes on how to prepare for NaNo. For those of you who aren’t aware, NaNo is short for National Novel Writing Month. http://nanowrimo.org/ A writing challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days. In the past, I’ve always balked. November […]

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Dreaming of Austenland by Sia Huff

Shannon Hale’s, book Austenland was adapted into cute rom-com movie, starring Kerri Russell, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Seymore. What I love about the story is the premise. Jane Hayes’s adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends […]

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Saying Goodbye by Sia Huff

Sorry I’m running late today. Actually, I thought I was supposed to post next week. That’s been my life of late. This whole spring seems like one piece of bad news after another, and I’m having difficulty wrapping my head around it. Today…this morning was the worst. I had to say good-bye to someone I […]

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Pushing Through Procrastination by Sia Huff

Procrastination: the act or habit of postponing or delaying In other words…not taking action. And isn’t that what we expect our hero and heroine to do? Go on a quest, find the treasure, defeat the bad guy, vanquish the evil queen. Just as there is no story without the protagonist taking steps and overcoming conflict […]

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Learning the Craft by Sia Huff

For the last eighteen months, I’ve immersed myself in the craft of writing. Attending conferences, taking classes, reading craft books… you name it, I’ve been working steadily at it. There’s so much to learn and consider when completing your manuscript. Plotting or pantsings? And if you plot – what kind – W plot? Snowflake plot? […]

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