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Happy Camp NaNoWriMo

As of an hour and a half ago, those of us in Eastern Standard Time officially started Camp; within the next hour and a half, those of you in Pacific Standard Time will join us. 212 more words

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Sarah J. Maas: The Queen of World-Building

So, I finally finished Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas today! It took me three long weeks, but it was worth it! I am in awe of her world-building, and it really got me thinking about the world-building in… 215 more words

Aspiring Writer

4 Ways to Help Motivate Yourself

Motivation is hard.

There, I said it! I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks so, right? I have a hard time making myself be productive sometimes. 446 more words

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Trope of the Week: Human Non-Humans

A character is introduced that is out of this world. Maybe he’s a demon or an alien or even a robot. However, as the characters start getting to know him, they realize that this new guy, who comes from a world completely separate of theirs, is actually… just like them. 600 more words

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The Pitfalls of Essay Writing

From the Twitter timeline @rgay of Roxane Gay of The Butter, a listing of reasons why most essays submitted for publication fail to be accepted: 172 more words

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