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7 People You Meet During NaNoWriMo

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Greetings! To all of you in the thick of NaNoWriMo, here’s a little field report from what I’ve observed over the years I’ve either participated or observed this phenomenal, month-long event. I give you:

7 People You Meet During NaNoWriMo

1.) Word-Sprint Wizards – these dynamos are masterful at putting pedal to the metal in 30 minutes or less! When everyone else has 250 words after the 15 minutes is up, they have 500+! Bravo, wizards! You inspire the rest of us to keep going.

2.) Language Lyricist – they may not be the fastest writers, but when they post up snippets from their work-in-progress, the rest of us are in awe at the syntactical beauty. Lovely job! Reading your excerpts gives us beauty to appreciate, and encouragement to clean up our words after November. [...]  read more

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3 Ways Numbers Can Enhance Fictional Cultures

I’m terrible at math. But I love numbers. It might have to do with growing up in a society that values them so much. Counting is an essential principle in school. We keep track of dollars and cents, days and years, months and centuries. A simple system of ten possible digits (0-9) is able to be sorted and mixed and calculated and computed into a seemingly infinite number of ways.

Impressive, considering that writers in English get to play around with 26 letters and a whole lot more vowel and consonant possibilities! [...]  read more

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