National Novel Writing Month

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    January 8, 2013

    2013 Resolutions, week one: You better work!

    A few days ago, a friend asked me via Facebook if I had followed through with my Patrick Nagel tattoo -- in November, I had promised myself the reward of getting one of his minimalist pin-ups tattooed on my arm upon successful completion of National Novel Writing Month. I didn't make it through Na ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Resolutions for 2013: Bring on the rejection letters

    One of the aspects of Twitter I love more than any other social-networking site is its actual ability to connect you with people with whom you might otherwise not cross paths. (I also like that 140 characters limits the amount of proselytizing one can do at friends and strangers, unlike the volumes ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    3 things to do for free this week, November 12-15, 2012

    Broke after the weekend? The fun doesn't have to stop. Among the free events on the calendar this week are a screening of an Academy Award-winning film with the director on hand, a solar eclipse-viewing party complete with free snacks, and a workshop on how to get started writing your novel. For a f ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Tune up your novel-writing skills at MWA University

    Maybe you finally finished a NaNoWriMo project, and now you're not sure what to do with the manuscript. Perhaps you've been hard at work at the Great American Zombie Novel, but you can't get the characters to gel. Or hell, possibly you're convinced you could write some ladyporn that would put Fifty ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    RPM Challenge 2011 kicks off today

    ​There is something special about a monthly challenge where the only goal is to get musicians to write and record new songs. Like National Novel Writing Month and Album Writing Month (which also happens to be in February), the goal of the RPM Challenge is to push musicians to get their songs t ... More >>