Get out of your head and back into the story.

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Are you planning to write a 50,000 word novel during National Novel Writing Month? Here’s how to reach your goal.

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What is NaNoWriMo?


This is not the time.

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I felt sharp, fluttering kicks. Two days later, I was in the ER.

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If you’re ready to give up, read this first.

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Eat. Pray. Love.


#2. Your family’s biased views are not an accurate assessment of your writing talent.

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  • Writing what you think other people want to read…


Hating your idol won’t bring you success.

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I took a paycut, too.

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Dad, a Cup of Coffee, and the News


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After too many virtual happy hours, it was time for a change.

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Crissi Langwell 🍂

I’m all over the place, but I try to be honest in all of it. Find my books and musings at crissilangwell.com.

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