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To NaNo or not to NaNo

If you’re a writer, then you’ve probably heard of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Writers exist in a coffee-fuelled, sleep-deprived zombie-like state throughout the month of November as we attempt to write 50,000 words in thirty days. That breaks down to 1667 words per day, which doesn’t actually sound that much – until you…

Why I Write Short Stories

There are two main reasons why I write short stories instead of novels (at least at this point in my life). The short answer is writing style and stamina. When they edit their first draft, most people need to cut out bits that are unrelated to the story. They tend to add lots of description…

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