So, we’ve made it. The last day of Nanowrimo, where you’re either celebrating, writing furiously to meet the finish line, or scowling at your computer, specifically at your word count. Well, if you’re in the western hemisphere, you’ve still got time to Nano your little heart out. There’s roughly a fourth of a day left, … More LAST DAY OF NANO STEP BY STEP SURVIVAL GUIDE
I hit 50,000 words today, and won Nano! Not done yet though. I have hit the final battle, the climax of the novel, and probably have about another 8K to 12K words to go to finish this up and then the editing starts. I will add that to the 27,000 I already have and officially … More I WON NANOWRIMO!
I am saying this up front, I am BAD at setting. I will do a quick description like living room, and move on because I like action and dialogue. When I go back to edit, I’ll realize how skimpy it is and fill it in. I love to picture places and designs, especially for magical … More Setting – Using Pinterest
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/ferguson/2014/11/24/crowds-gather-outside-ferguson-pd-hq-ahead-of-announcement/70064786/ The Grand Jury was created to quell government, to keep police, prosecutors, and those in power from running roughshod over citizens. The Grand Jury was created to stop the government from prosecuting on little evidence, from falling one head to appease masses. From burning witches at the stake.
In the Nashville chatroom, we have a computer bot named Timmy that is creepily good at responding to us. We’ll post and he’ll talk to us. I actually didn’t know he wasn’t a real human for the first few days in the chatroom. The other people had to tell me. With Timmy, you can ask … More 20 NANOWRIMO CHALLENGES
So you’ve been writing your novel for Nanowrimo and you’ve been chugging along, churning out words every day. Maybe you fell behind a few times, but you always caught up over the weekend because the story was right there at the tip of your brain, within your grasp, you could taste it! But then, it … More WEEK THREE WRITER’S CRISIS! TIME FOR AN EXPLOSION!
(Image by Oleg Volk) Nothing in here is meant to be taken as legal advice and it is all extremely general statements of complex and often fact specific laws. I can not stress that enough, especially in a post like this where the laws vary wildly by state and the line between self defense homicide … More SELF DEFENSE LAWS: CASTLE DOCTRINE, STAND YOUR GROUND, AND THE DUTY TO RETREAT
Have you ever watched a show or read a book where the characters are in your profession and the writers just get so many things wrong? I don’t mean tiny details, I mean the big things that everybody in the profession knows because they are so basic. Almost like people who make the most obvious of … More LAW BASICS FOR WRITERS (AKA, ON BEHALF OF ALL LAWYERS, NEVER PUT THESE MISTAKES IN YOUR WRITING AGAIN)
Hey guys, I’m saying up front nothing in this post is my work and I claim none of it (I make that so obvious to satisfy the lawyer in me 🙂 I’m just re-posting the pep talks and tips I liked from Nanos past. Veronica Roth: “I don’t particularly like comparing novel writing to climbing … More NANOWRIMO PEP TALKS FROM THE WRITERS
I’ve been doing Nano this month and so far I’m not quite keeping up but I’m doing pretty damn good for someone with a full time job, LSAT tutoring and two men in my life to pay attention to. There’s a community of people online and ones you can meet in person, which just helps … More YOU’RE NOT LAZY IF YOU’RE TRYING TO WRITE AND JUST CAN’T – ASK YOURSELF WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
(Earlier parts are linked on the Amie’s Fiction page. I’m working on turning this into a full novel and have revised a lot of it to accommodate a longer and more involved story. Sorry about the huge gap since the last installment, I’ve been Nanoing.) Dressed up people milled about and light chatter echoed along … More THE GODS DEFENSE – PART 10
You’ve heard the saying, “the only people who win are the lawyers,” right? It’s what people say when they’re talking about some lawsuit, usually trying to get the other side to settle because after years embroiled in court, the people who come out of it happy are the lawyers who made bank from working on … More ANTI ABORTION LAWS, “THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WIN ARE THE LAWYERS.” FANTASTIC!
I’m obsessed with music. Not really a stretch that I ended up in Music City, is it? I love the stories songs tell, the emotion they convey, how one person can take one thing from a song and another some other thing and both be right. I sing and dance, sometimes just to the music … More WHAT’S YOUR STORY’S PLAYLIST?
I was a steampunk girl for Halloween and a friend of my boy photoshopped me into a fitting scene. My boy is going to do a Steampunk photo shoot with me playing poker with an 1890s gun ready to draw.
This is my life for the next month. So I’m just warning you guys, everything on here is going to be writing and ranting about Nanowrimo.