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1000 Words a Day

Posted: 26th September 2017 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, writing
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This morning on Medium I read a piece on the benefits of writing 1,000 words a day. Since I’m lucky to write every day at all, and most of the time only manage to hit 500 words,I decided I’d give it a try. My favorite takeaway from the article? This simple daily habit has literally […]


Posted: 2nd November 2016 by Robyn Jane in NaNoWriMo, writing

NaNoWriMo. No, it’s not a voodoo curse, although it might as well be. National Novel Writing Month, which begins on November 1 of each year, is when writers all around the world sit down at their keyboards will a common goal: to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. The results don’t have […]

National Novel Writing Month 2016

Posted: 18th October 2016 by Robyn Jane in NaNoWriMo, writing

October brings changing colors and falling leaves. Some of us are old enough to remember the smell of burning leaves. Even now, there’s the joy of raking up a huge pile of leaves, only to run and jump into it. Pumpkin spice coffee is everywhere. It’s a month of changes, of leaving one season behind […]

There’s More to Writing Than Just Software

Posted: 12th September 2016 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, writing

*sigh* If only it were that easy. If only the right tool could turn me into another Hemingway, Ivins, or Patterson. I’d be so productive and rich. That used to be my dream, a long time ago. But that was before I realized that being a writer was a job, not just a fantasy. And […]

An Experiment in Technology

Posted: 11th September 2016 by Robyn Jane in Blogging, Software, writing, writing tools
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I’ve recently been wondering about the effects that different writing tools have on the act of writing. I’ve always been curious about this, and in the mid 1980s I even wrote a college thesis on the subject. I had created a questionnaire for my fellow students to see what, if any, effect that then-brand-new technology […]