Writing update #6 | new WIP + writing goals update

Welcome back to "Margaret rambles about writing and nobody knows what she's talking about"! Last time I gave a writing update, I was finishing off my NaNoWriMo WIP, which I managed to do in January.  After that, I spent February alternating between taking a break and researching for my new WIP, which is what I'm …

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Writing a book, part 5 | quarterly writing goals & nearing the end of my WIP

Hey, it's been a while! (My other "Writing a book" posts.) I haven't talked about writing on this blog since NaNoWriMo, but I'm back again to talk about more writing stuff! So I basically took most of December off from writing, because between finals and the holidays, I just didn't have time. But I dove …

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Writing a book, part 3 | how to finish NaNoWriMo when every word feels like garbage

Are you looking out at the last five days of NaNoWriMo and wondering how you're going to make it to the end? Are you sitting down to write each day and doubting that this garbage is ever going to look like a finished novel? Whether you're on track with your word count or scrambling to …

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Reacting to bad writing advice (aka, fight me Jonathan Franzen)

Have you ever read writing advice so worthy of eye-rolling that you want to give up all hope for the future of writing?This week, an article of writing advice from novelist Jonathan Franzen made the rounds across book Twitter, earning mockery and parodies aplenty. And since my first instinct when an old white man tells …

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