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Introduce Yourself with 3 Unusual Facts

In an attempt to better connect with the writing community onlineI’m participating in The Merry Writer. It’s a writer’s game on Twitter run by Ari Meghlen (@arimeghlen) and Rachel Poli (@RPoli3). Each day there’s a new prompt or question, and each month there’s a new theme. In these posts I expand upon the answers that […]

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Approaching Life as a Writer’s Retreat

Ever since we moved to Finland I’ve talked about approaching this time as a writer’s retreat. Of course, that’s when I expected that we’d be here for two years. By the time our current residence permit expires we’ll have been here for six, and we have every intention of staying forever if we can, so […]

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Preparing to Write a Novel: Tasks and Reasons

It’s odd to be talking about preparing to write a novel two-thirds of the way through NaNoWriMo. There will be people who think that I’m behind the curve somehow, that this is a late start. My goals, and the parameters that I’ve set for myself on this project, don’t properly align with that excellent and […]