Guest blogger – Michael Tierney “NaNoWriMo – My Crash Course in Novel Writing

I want to give a big welcome to Michael Tierney to the VolcanoLady Blog.  Michael is a determined author who can speak to the phenomenon that is National Novel Writers Month.  I'll let him do all the talking/writing: A serendipitous set of circumstances last fall launched me down the path of novel writing. NaNoWriMo, if you …

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Guest Blogger – Dover Whitecliff “Be a Writer!”

With a huge "Thank You!" and "Tally-ho!" I want to welcome Dover Whitecliff to the VolcanoLady Blog.  Dover is a brilliant budding author with tons to share.  Not only has she generously given us an article, she is has a blog site of her own (see below.)  Proof positive, especially as NaNoWriMo is five days …

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Writer’s Block, Steampunk, and NANOWRIMO – or Help, I’m Stuck! Workshop

An Author Workshop : Saturday November 2, 1-4 p.m.  At THE HUB in Vallejo Writer's Block, Steampunk, and NANOWRIMO – or Help, I'm Stuck! You want to write.  You want to write Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Steampunk.  But you’re stuck.  Call it Writer’s Block, Outlining Troubles, Character Issues, World Creation Fail, or OMG it’s NaNoWriMo time again …

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Three things every writer needs to get started

There are three things every writer needs to get started And you’ll be surprised to learn that the “Big Three” do not include talent, plot, good spelling habits, or even a computer.  Mind you, those are definitely essentials if you want to be a successful writer, but just to get yourself writing, they actually aren’t …

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The Volcano Lady does NaNoWriMo

  I’ve been remiss in my blogging of recent and this just seemed a perfect way to get back into the thick of things.  NaNoWriMo is that charming acronym for National Novel Writers Month which happens every November.  Basically: your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to get 50,000 relatively cohesive words written …

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