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#NaNoPrep: The Pacemaker

In On Writing, Progress, Tech Support by BronwenLeave a Comment

While checking out the competition browsing our neighbor regions I came across a link to The Pacemaker. It’s a super nifty little words-per-day calculator. Set your target word total, designate when you’ll be most and least productive, and voila! For a while now I’ve been interested in trying ‘reverse NaNo’, as its been dubbed. That means starting with high output, …

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#PitchWars 2015 Mentee Bio

In Media, Progress, The Wider World by Bronwen5 Comments

(Is my hair straight? Have I got anything in my teeth? Is this thing on? It’s on. Crap.) Hello, Pitch Wars crew! All you amazing, lovely people making this contest possible. I’m a little terrified to be here but also ecstatic to try for a slot. A Little About Me… I am an introvert who forces herself to do extroverted …

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Cover Art

In Progress, Unchurched by BronwenLeave a Comment

A few weeks ago I stumbled across the blog of Derek Murphy, a book cover artist. He was running a special promotion in honor of NaNoWriMo. 30 Covers in one day. Now that’s a challenge! He was soliciting novels so I threw my hat into the ring. He made not just one but two covers for Statutory State! How utterly beautiful are …

A draft, a draft!

In Novels, Progress, Rewind, Unchurched by BronwenLeave a Comment

I have, technically, finished my first draft. It runs all the way from the beginning to the end, minus some [square bracketed] missing scenes. The story still known as Statutory State (because I have yet to come up with something better) stands at about 72k. That leaves plenty of room for adding in those missing scenes. What got me to …