Creative Fecundity: On the beauty of NaNoWriMo

Monday, November 13, 2017

I love NaNoWriMo. I’ve participated, in some fashion or another, nearly every year since 2002 — my senior year of high school, when I would print out each day’s composition and read it to friends during lunch. In case you’re not familiar with the concept, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, or simply Nano, is a challenge where writers across the world, of all ages and experience levels, dedicate themselves…


3 Writing Tricks That Actually Work for the Master Procrastinator

Thursday, December 4, 2014

This week’s post is all about ways to stay the course and get the words on the page. And reading all the tips from the other lovely Debs, I expected that light bulb moment. That “oh yes, here’s how I get through” genius. And then I realized something. I truly am a Master Procrastinator. Because while I’ve learned a few tricks here and there, I still have long stretches of…


Deb Joanne Plotzes about Plotting

I’m not much of a plotter. At all. Not even for these posts, which I’m sure comes as no surprise to those of you who read my posts regularly (and a big thank you to you for sticking it out with me). Yep: I’m a total pantser, as in, I completely fly by the seat of my pants when I write books. For those who know me in real life,…

Monday, April 23, 2012