Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Wordcraft by Dennis L Hitzeman: Coming in 2019

I am hoping to have a productive writing year in 2019. My main goal is to stick with and finish writing the first drafts of what may end up being as many as 10 books in a series that begins … Continue reading Continue reading

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Writing: My NaNoWriMo 2016 review

Or, so you wrote 50,000 words. Now what? I am being honest when I say how easy NaNoWriMo was for me this year. Of course, saying it was easy is a relative claim, but the fact is that this latest 50,000 words came out with less struggle than I have ever experienced writing anything long or […] Continue reading

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Writing: Done before it started: a NaNoWriMo cautionary tale

I had a great idea for NaNoWriMo this year, one I conceived of months ago and have thought about a lot since then. Unfortunately, thinking is all I did about it, with the result being that my attempt at writing 50,000 words in 30 days died almost before it began. There is something of a […] Continue reading

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Writing: Pondering NaNoWriMo 2015 and the act of writing at all

I know it’s a while until November, but experience says it’s never really too early for one to get ready for National Novel Writing Month. For those who might have missed it, NaNoWriMo is an event put on by the Office of Letters and Light that encourages people to write 50,000 words in 30 days […] Continue reading

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Writing: NaNoWriMo 2011 Day 26: Stalled for cause

[10136] I have failed at NaNoWriMo 2011, yet as harsh as that might sound, I consider such a failure a great success. Why celebrate failure? Because sometimes we have to fail to learn to succeed. For me, this year was an attempt to explore the process of writing rather than to write. What I discovered […] Continue reading

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