So what is this NaNoWriMo…?

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If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, you might be wondering exactly what is this odd acronym. It stands for (Na)tional (No)vel (Wri)ting (Mo)nth. It started back in 1999 and the goal is simply to write at least 50,000 words in one month. That breaks down to 1666.666667 words per day. So 1667 is on average how many you will need to get per day. 50,000 may seem daunting but if you can think of it as 1667 per day that usually helps. Writing sprints help in that. I generally do at least three writing sprints per day. They are broken down into twenty minute segments and on average I will write about 800 words per segment. There are some great prizes as well from free copies of your book to discounts on programs. It is completely on the honor system as well. Why not give NaNoWriMo a try? The website can be found here. And if you’d like to be my buddy on there, my page is here. This is my fourth year participating . I have two out of three so far. And most importantly, have fun!

Academia, Love Me Back

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My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that was published in a peer-reviewed journal managed by the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education and Council for Opportunity in Education. I have consistently juggled at least two jobs and maintained the status of a full-time student and Dean’s list recipient since my first year at Suffolk University. I have used this past summer to supervise a teen girls empower program and craft a thirty page intensive research project funded by the federal government. As a first generation college student, first generation U.S. citizen, and aspiring professor I have confronted a number of obstacles in order to earn every accomplishment and award I have accumulated. In the face of struggle, I have persevered and continuously produced…

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Inspirational Pictures for NaNoWriMo

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So for the previous two years I have placed up at least one inspirational picture per day up here for NaNoWriMo. This year, I wanted to see if anyone wants to have their pictures placed up here. You will receive full credit. To see what I did last year, just click here.  Just let me know if you have one you’d like featured. And good luck with NaNoWriMo!

A question on spin-offs

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A question came over Facebook from Ninett Aarmo.

“Would you consider writing any spin-offs, dealing with for example a central character’s life that doesn’t fit into the main plot?”

Yes, I would definitely consider writing some spin-offs. I have some ideas floating around in my head for several right now. I would also consider writing some that are prequels and even some that deal with the next generation.

Great question! Keep them coming!