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Hey all you crazy fellow NaNo-ers out there.

Just thought I’d share something awesome with you. It’s a software called Scrivener. It’s an amazing system for story planning and first draft. All those little features you wish you could have in a basic word program at your fingertips or mouse point. And once you learn how to use the features it has, you won’t want to go back. If you want to try it out through NaNo, check out their extended NaNoWriMo trial here.

Now this writer needs to get back to her planning. Less than a week left!

~Author Faerie

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Oh crap!

Well, I did it. I signed up for NaNoWriMo this year.

What is NaNoWriMo? Google it! Actually no, I’ll sum it up for you: Starting November 1 at midnight, insane writers from all over challenge themselves to complete a 50,000-word novel before November 30 runs out.

My problem? I have no idea what I’m getting myself into! I have only a week left to figure out what I will be working on this next month! A week to decide, outline, gather coffee and stock up on extra sleep before the frenzy begins. What have I done? Someone help me.

~Author Faerie

PS Join me?

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A PENCIL MAKER TOLD THE PENCIL 5 IMPORTANT LESSONS JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN THE BOX :

1.) EVERYTHING YOU DO WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A MARK.

2.) YOU CAN ALWAYS CORRECT THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE.

3.) WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS WHAT IS INSIDE OF YOU.

4.) IN LIFE, YOU WILL UNDERGO PAINFUL SHARPENINGS, WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE YOU BETTER.

5.) TO BE THE BEST PENCIL, YOU MUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE HELD AND GUIDED BY THE HAND THAT HOLDS YOU.

I did not write this but felt compelled to share it.
~Author Faerie

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I just happened to come across this in my stumbling and thought I’d share them with you. Be warned though: these secrets will change how you write. Do not read this if you do not want to change your writing habits. This is not for the weak.

Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You

~Author Faerie

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Hey guess what?! I went to the emergency room on Monday! Before you ask, I’m not dying. No more or less than anyone else out there. Living is the number one cause for death in the world, you know. I’m just going to be watched a little more carefully on blood levels and stuff. I had a migraine for the first time in my life and we are looking for the main cause of it.

Anyway, now that I’ve had a bit of fun it’s time to get to the good stuff. A friend sent me a link the other day that included this advice. Since it struck something in me, I figured I’d share it with all of you.

writing quote

If you are going through this now, you aren’t alone. I just finished a book and a lot of it needs rewritten, tossed or seriously edited. I’m not awesome – yet. But if I ever want to be, I have to just keep writing and pushing through even when I look back at my work and just see jumbled words on a page.

If you are struggling, let me know! I’d love to talk to you and encourage you! We can help each other. I would be nowhere close to having a my completed manuscript and I may have just quit altogether if it weren’t for a small group of people around me to help me out through this time.

Please don’t give up just because you think your work is crap. Don’t give up because writing is hard. Give up only if you decide that you want to pursue something else entirely. And even then, don’t give up on that.

Fighting with you,
~Author Faerie

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I just recently joined a new online writing community to increase my writing circle. The great thing about this community is that while you can post your work and get reviews for it (like writing.com), you can also join writing courses that other writers put out there. I just wanted to share this one with you, though I’m not sure if you have to join the Cafe to view it. So far it is a great site so if you write at all, consider joining. Anyway, here’s the lesson:

How to Begin Writing

Enjoy!
~Author Faerie

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Well it’s definitely been a while. Hopefully I won’t ever be away from the site for that long ever again.

I will be shifting the focus of this blog slightly. Don’t worry though, some of you probably won’t really even notice a difference. The majority of what I post will still be about writing since that is my own main focus.Though I will also be adding general encouragement posts. These will be little quotes, sayings, thoughts from me or possibly even Bible verses. Pretty much if it encourages or inspires me, I will probably post it.

I hope you stick around and enjoy yourself here.
~Author Faerie

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