Month: October 2019

Writing: Off to NaNoWriMo

Writing: Off to NaNoWriMo

Trick or treat! In keeping with the season, I’m facing some thrilling — and slightly scary — challenges over the next month. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to jump into National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, again this November. Why am I doing this? Partly for practice, partly for training, and …

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Writing: Books as weapons

Writing: Books as weapons

This American propaganda poster (yes, we used it too) from World War II focuses on Nazi book burnings. Books, the quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt suggests, live on because the ideas live on even when the print has turned to ashes. But what happens when our books and other media become digital rather than physical? …

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