Posts Tagged ‘writing’

The nerves are getting to me. nano_understand

I’ve won NaNoWriMo five times. I know I’m capable of writing 50,000 words in a month. But, as always happens in late October, my eye twitches when I look at the calendar and realize November is close. Too close. (more…)


I took a moment to assemble some of my more useful links to writing resources and added them to my blog. You can check out the page here: NaNoWriMo Software and Help.

I’ll add more pages as I find them, particularly tutorials and writing strategies.

Happy writing!

It’s a personal quirk of mine to never write my novels in Microsoft Word. There’s no reason for my snobbery. I just think it’s more fun to write in other programs instead. Word is for making your manuscript presentable, not writing it.

For the past few years I’ve used Q10, but this year I’ve been hesitant to do so. I was introduced to the wonders of Liquid Story Binder and yWriter last March for NaNoEdMo. As a result I’ve been bopping between the three, looking at pros and cons. (more…)

Tomorrow, when I can stop pinching the bridge of my nose from this computer-screen headache, I’ll be looking into styles of scientific writing for my proposal due on Friday. Yes, there are styles, plural. I’m not sure if I should take the passive voice route (“The experiment was carried out and things happened magically on their own with no apparent author”) or the active voice route (“I carried out the experiment and now think I’m a huge deal as I write this paper because I’m using the word ‘I'”). (more…)