Happy National Novel Writing Month! Even while I attended Creighton University’s MFA program, I participated in NaNoWriMo. It was tough, to say the least, but the upside was that I never had to worry about showing up to class empty handed.

In celebration of NaNoWriMo, I’d like to link you to this article by one of my former classmates. It’s titled, “National Novel Writing Month inspires Creighton writers,” and some of my own thoughts about the nonprofit are also there to read.

Here’s an excerpt:

‘It’s a great way to promote writing and reading and an everyman vision of being a writer,’ said Adams…

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Novelizing my Notes in November: NaNoWriMo Round 2

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I have a story I want to tell you.

First, however, I need to write it.

Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month? I sure hope I am, because I’m participating again this November.

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100 Blog Followers and Counting: Thank You Video and Reading

In the beginning of the week, I realized that I had 100 followers for my blog, A Vase of Wildflowers. I started the blog in mid-September and it had really taken off. I wouldn’t be here without you.

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The Monday Post: Links for Readers and Writers

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I am continuing a series (inspired by Electric Literature) where I post important links for writers and readers on Mondays. They may be old links or new links, but they’ll be ones that I find the most interesting or helpful. If there are any particular topics you’d like to read about, please feel free to suggest them in a comment on this post.

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NaNoWriMo Kickoff

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It’s almost time to get into the trenches, but first there is feasting and merrymaking. I went to a NaNoWriMo kickoff party tonight and met some great people and got a wonderful bag filled with magical things like candy and calendars.

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Causes, Cares, and Charities: Writing and Reading Organizations

As a professional writer, I wholeheartedly support charities and organizations that promote reading and writing. I wanted to compile a list of great organizations to show that I care about the people working there as well as their missions. Please check out the websites, raise awareness, and — if you feel compelled — please donate to their causes. I cannot possibly list all of the worthy organizations out there, so please feel free to add your own contributions in the comments and do your own research.

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Roanoke College, Fave Writers Filibuster was part of Roanoke Writes! A celebration of National Day on Writing with five minute poetry readings.
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Back to the Daily Grind: Goals, Mail, Coffee (Not in that Order)

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I would like to be a light to others in many ways. A light illuminates one’s surroundings, provides a bit of warmth, and can enable one to move forward with confidence. As I travel through the unknown territory of the literary world, I hope to create a small path for those behind me that will make their own journeys — if only for a moment — a bit easier.

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