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February 2018: The Month In Review

February 2018: The Month In Review

I had such high hopes for February. An entire month of posts on the topic of love. Books about love, writing love, why all readers should give books focused on love a chance etc. But that wasn’t to be and the second month of the year turned out to be quite dull both behind the scenes and here at the Eclectic Little Dork.

Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better writing is the first in a series of grammar-related books from grammar and usage nerd, blogger, and podcaster, Mignon Fogarty. It also just happens to be a book I utterly adore.

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017

For the last four years, like many people all over the world, I have given up my November to NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short is a month-long challenge where people try to write a 50,000-word short novel in 30 days. It’s ridiculously hard and stressful, but I love it. So this year, of course, I am going to be doing NaNoWriMo 2017. Even if I am starting off way late.

Horror 101

Horror 101

Horror is one of my favorite genres to read and write. But it is not something I would suggest someone else try writing without a bit of basic knowledge about the genre. A Horror 101.

Gore Isn’t Scary!

Gore Isn’t Scary!

Horror is a genre of emotion. Its readers go into a novel or a short story looking for something that makes turning out the lights scary. That gives them nightmares which keep them awake for days. And the way a writer does this is not by slapping some blood and guts into a story—gore isn’t scary by itself, its gross. But by, if they use gore, making it count.

How To Have A Scary Productive Week

How To Have A Scary Productive Week

The things we have to do as members of society are inescapable. Even for creative minds like writers. Changing from day to day, week to week, and month to month.

Writer’s Life Review September 2017

Writer’s Life Review September 2017

September was…interesting. It brought changes and stagnation in equal measure. Read on to find out more.

Productivity In Fantasyville

Productivity In Fantasyville

You probably read the title of this post and did a double take. Maybe you thought, productivity in Fantasyville? Why is she trying to mix productivity and writing Fantasy? Those topics don’t go together.

3 Tips To Combat Writer’s Block

3 Tips To Combat Writer’s Block

I’m a creature who loves to feel like I’m making steady progress on my various projects. As such, it hits me very hard when I have writer’s block. Glaring at the page, huffy, nothing is right with the world hard.

How To Balance Writing & Life

How To Balance Writing & Life

Finding a way to balance writing & life can be a tricky thing. The impulse of most is to simply eke out more time in the day to write. The impulse of most is to simply eke out more time in the day to write. […]