Find yourself a champion

I get the compulsion not to share your dreams with others. When you do, they become real. When you do, you could let someone down other than you. But you know what saying your dreams out loud also does? It makes your dream real? It’s part of the way there to making the dream a goal. And that’s why this week’s writing tip I want to talk about finding yourself a champion(s).

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Find the time for what you love

You make time for what you think is valuable.

Throughout the incarnation of this blog, I’ve written at various points about finding the time to write. As a person who writes for a living, I know that there is a strong correlation between my productivity and the amount of time my ass spends in the seat! However, writing creatively vs writing to get paid is a bit more complicated.

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NaNoWriMo 2020

We’ve entered National Novel Writing Month. Check in on your writer friends!

As is tradition, with the beginning of November comes the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the challenge to every writer to complete a full novel in a month. No easy feat. I was enrolled in a creative writing class at Penn State the first time I heard about the occasion. One of my fellow class members asked if we were to participate as a class. I was daunted by the task at the very mention of it and terrified that my grade may be attached to such a seemingly insurmountable task. I had an awesome professor who sensed my hesitancy and encouraged me to continue regardless. Ever since, I’ve revisited the challenge most Novembers. 

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