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Tuesday, November 8, 2011



Greetings to those that are new to eBlogger Pens & Pages Writers Guild page! This is a great site. Thanks to our facilitator who maintains it for us. Hope your session on the Library Computer Lab went well and you can visit the site often and add your own unique wisdom!

Go! NaNoWrimo-ers, go! Check out http://www.nanowrimo.org/ to see the fun members are having. Hope you can join the fun next year! If you get the bug before then you can participate in April's Script Frenzy sponosored by the same kind people.

One other way to motivate yourself to write is join a poetry challenge in February. This is a little less hectic month for many than November. Be watching for more info.

Time Management Exercise

At the library meeting (Nov. 8) of Pens & Pages, our Fearless Leader suggested that we just maybe might need to work on the most important stuff first. She had us list five things that we felt were most important that needed doing this week. Then as we looked over the list, we put a star beside the thing that should get done first. Before the end of the meeting we had established three lists: "Things to do this Week," "Things of Writing Importance," and "Things to improve my Writing." Some of these overlapped, but it made us more aware of how to accomplish more in less time. In my case, "Straightening up the mess around my desk" seemed to end up as more important than anything else. That should take up the rest of this week. Who knows --- I might actually get some writing done NEXT week. I hope the rest of you are more efficient.

Free Ebooks from Writersdigest.com

I haven't tried this, but just found out about it this morning:

There are 6 or 7 free e-books available in various formats (Nook, Kindle, I-Tunes, etc) on writersdigest.com until the end of the week (November 12), in honor of Nanowrimo. As far as I can tell, they are the full versions of these books, and though it is in honor of Nanowrimo, you don't have to be a participant to get the free e-books.

Link is: http://writersdigest.com/nanowrimo