A Writer’s Education – ongoing forever

education1Hey all! Things are going well in my neck of the woods. We just got our first snow today – it snowed for a long time too. It seems like a perfect day to stay inside and write and not be anywhere near the roads.

This post was suggested on my Patreon by one of my Patrons. I’m really upfront about the fact that I have formal education in writing. My classes centered in on workshops, which while they don’t work for everyone, worked well for me. I learned a lot from going over other peoples’ writing with a critical eye and developed a tough skin from having my work critiqued repeatedly. But what happens post graduation?

Within about two months of graduating from college, I was already very aware of the absence of feedback from other writers. I missed my classes because I missed learning more about writing. I missed getting feedback.

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Finish Line

nanowrimo_2016_webbanner_winner_congratsHey all! I had meant to do more posts during November, but it got a little crazy for various reasons. That whole ‘sleeping through a weekend’ business put a damper on things. Then there was a busy weekend with a concert and a wedding…there was a lot of stuff going on in November. Oh, and Thanksgiving.

But as the banner says – I made it to 50k! My novel isn’t complete yet, there’s still five or six chapters left to write that I’ll be finishing up in the coming days (but at a slightly more leisurely pace).

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NaNoWriMo: some time in

nanowrimoHey all! Things are going pretty well out by me – save for the weekend where I slept about 36 hours out of 48. I’m not exaggerating. That’s just about how much I slept. It’s ridiculous. There are reasons for that, but I’m not going into them on here, they don’t really matter anyway. They’re resolved!

This was a busy weekend too – a concert on Friday (The Pretty Reckless) and on Saturday we went to a wedding.

Anyway – here’s an update for NaNoWriMo. We’re getting close to the midway point! If you’re on track, awesome! If you’re ahead, awesome! If you’re behind, still awesome! Remember, you’re undertaking something really big. You’re creating a world, peoples’ lives, all sorts of things. Sometimes it’s going to take longer to convey that through words.

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