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WELCOME TO NANOWRIMO 2017!

Welcome, writers, to the best and most grueling month of the year. National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) is upon us, and what better way to kick this off with a little post on my Nano-history, as well as introducing you to my story and what I’ll be talking about non-stop for the whole month. I’m Hollie, I’m a book blogger, reader and writer, currently unemployed (for the 2nd November in a row) and will be starting work experience with Penguin Random House on the 20th  ...

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On Writing

“Well, what CAN I write?”

I often hear that question in all book community circles. in replies of tweets or in Youtube and Instagram comments sections. I’ve heard it during panels at conventions, talks, and interviews. Publishing is changing. The Young Adult community is growing and becoming more vocal, including  ...

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NANOWRIMO WEEK FOUR (WRAP-UP)

Wow. So, I did it. I wrote 50,000 words in the 30 days. But, let’s be honest, it was not as fun as it usually is. The last two Nanos have been fantastic. Completely original and organic plots that I managed to fit in a whole 50,000 words. And, while I have no plans to edit/try to publish  ...

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