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NaNoWriMo Terminology

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NaNoWriMo is, like, three days away. :O

Today I will be giving a list of NaNoWriMo terms you ought to know!  This list has is generally organized by most important to least important.  If you've participated in NaNoWriMo before, you're probably already aware of some of these terms.  But hopefully everyone will find something new that they didn't know before!


-NaNoWriMo.  Hopefully all the participants know that NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and that it takes place in November.  50,000 is the set word count goal.  Some argue over the pronunciation (some still say NaNo"ree"Mo instead of NaNo"rie"Mo).  This is also often shortened to Nano as well.

-Camp NaNoWriMo.  This is a program similar to NaNoWriMo, but instead it takes place in the spring or summer months (the last few years, it's been taking place in both April and July).  It's less strict than normal NaNoWriMo in that participants can choose their own word count goals, an…

NaNoWriMo Survival Kit 2016,

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NaNoWriMo is less than two weeks away.  Cue panicky GIF:


So for those of you who don't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.  NaNoWriMo takes place in November, in which around half a million people around the world attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November.   To find out more, visit NaNoWriMo's About page.

(Someone count how many times I say 'NaNoWriMo' in this post. :P )

Surviving NaNoWriMo is no easy task.  Believe me, I've participated since 2012 (and never been very effective at it either...the best I've ever done was last year with 30,000 words).  In order to stay alive this month, a Survival Kit is necessary.  Naturally, since each writer is different, each writer's kit will be different, too.  But these are that things I need to survive this November:

1.  Computer.  Now, technically speaking, I don't have my own computer, but our family's laptop is barely ever used by anyone else, so I consider it mine…

Announcements, polls, etc!

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Guess what, guys?  Season 2 is only a month away!


Oh, sorry, did I confuse you?  That's right, I probably haven't told you my plans yet...well let's get started so you're no longer in the dark!

Alright, so for those of you who don't know, I started this blog back in the middle of July (this is the 13th blog post).  For the most part, it's been about writing, but I've also talked about a few other things as well.

And I hope you know by now that I'm posting every Saturday.  I try to post in the mornings on Saturday, roughly between 8:00 and 9:00 AM (that's Central Time, by the way).

The 1st Saturday of the month is Blogger's Choice.  This is where I can blog about whatever I feel like, whether it's writing related or not.

The 2nd Saturday of the month is Guest Week.  This is where another blogger or writer writes an awesome post for me!  Just to make sure you don't get tired of me ;)

About once ever four months there is a middle Saturday i…

Guest Post: The Power of Words

My name is Rebekahand Luke asked me to be a guest blogger. Now a few things you should know about me is I procrastinate. Like a lot. I only dabble in writing. My problem is I end up with a ton of ideas, but no idea how to begin or carry on. I know it's good to have an outline, character details, et cetera. But Writing may not be my thing. However something that is, is music and movies. Ask me something about Sherlock or Marvel, and I can most probably tell you all the facts, and fan theories about that subject. So I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to stuff like that. 

     But that isn't what I want to talk about. I want to talk about words. Words can be used to inspire. While many of you write, or just dabble at writing, it can be the spoken words which have more of an influence on people.  It's also the unspoken words that can cause an influence. It is because of this that we must be careful of what we say and write. As you put each thought into the phrasing of a…

The Q&A Tag

Hi guys, happy Saturday! :D

So I was having a pretty rotten Wednesday earlier this week, and then I got this Twitter notification from the awesome Katelyn Buxton, saying she tagged me in this Q&A Tag I've been seeing around.  Yay!  Thanks, Katelyn, for saving my Wednesday.  Katelyn has become one of my new favorite Tweeps over the last week, and her blog is incredible as well.  Check her out, right away.  Don't make me use a Jedi mind trick.

Alright, so this is the Q&A Tag!  Rules:
-Tag the Blogger(s) who have nominated you
-Answer the questions you were given
-Nominate 10 bloggers
-Write out your 10 questions
-Let them know they’ve been tagged

So let's get started! :)


1.  Coffee or tea?
Tea.  Coffee is fine, some of the time, but tea is just more likely to suit my mood more often.  Especially vanilla chai tea, or iced tea. :)

2.  If you could only listen to one album of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?
First of all, let me say that this question is…