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6000 Words a Day

I registered for Camp NaNoWriMo this year. That was a mistake. For those who don’t know about it, it’s essentially a set-your-own-target version of National Novel Writing Month. Decide how much you want to write, enter the goal, enter a … Continue reading

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New Year, New Promises

We’re a couple of weeks away from Christmas, and so inevitably I’m starting to think about the New Year. Specifically, New Years Resolutions. I’m a bit of a stickler for setting them. I always have great intentions. January, I think, … Continue reading

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Beating Writer’s Block: Brainstorm

If you find yourself facing Writer’s Block, there’s one simple solution that always comes in handy: brainstorming. This exercise is a common practice among writers, though usually it’s done at the beginning of a project. We’re going to use it … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Day 8: How to Survive the Next Three Weeks

When I first attempted NaNoWriMo, way back in 2008, I had never written so much in so little time. I was seventeen years old, in the middle of my final year of school, and I had only ever completed one … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Day 6: 25K

There’s no point hiding this fact, given that it’s on the NaNoWriMo site at the moment: I reached 25K tonight. Here’s the email the organisers sent when I updated my word count: Isn’t it glorious? I’ll admit, I’m more than … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Day 1: 10K or Biscuits

Yesterday, I attended the Dublin pre-NaNoWriMo meet-up, which provided an opportunity to both meet new authors, and place a bet with a couple. The stakes: reach 10,000 words on Day 1, or pay the forfeit of a packet of biscuits … Continue reading

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How to Create a YouTube Thumbnail

When I went to the Irish Creators Day at Google last February, one of the areas they focused on intently was the creation of a good thumbnail. It should entice an audience to click and watch the video. It’s one … Continue reading

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