NaNoWriMo – The Day After

It’s Over! We Made It! …right? Whew. Just…whew. This month was a doozy. Illness, houseguests, a holiday…and a nearly impossible goal. How did you do? Did you draft 50k? 30k?  ONE MILLION THOUSAND WORDS? Whatever you accomplished, I am so proud of you! Writing is a terrifying adventure, and I … Continue Reading →


Happy (U.S.) Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, LadyNerders! Here at TLN, we wish you all a happy and healthy holiday. May you spend it with those you love or totally alone in resplendent solitude, surrounded by pie and not…serial killers.  


Board Game Bento: Spooky Game Knight, A Review

For those of you who haven’t heard of it yet, Board Game Bento is yet another monthly subscription service but this one is for Board Games. I was skeptical from the beginning because of previous experience with subscription box services. My general impression is that the stuff in these sort … Continue Reading →


Your Novel’s Middle: Keeping up the Momentum

The Deep Breath Before the Plunge The middle of your novel is arguably the most important. Sure, a sharp beginning and a high-impact ending really bring the project forward, but in the middle lies your symbolism, your climactic build-up, your character development–all of the things that make your novel resonate … Continue Reading →


NaNoWriMo: Avoiding Mid-Month Burnout

  Around this time every November, I get a little tired. A little worn. A little SICK of my story. Netflix starts calling my name. My brain goes fuzzy and will to keep going weakens. Family starts coming into town early for the Thanksgiving holiday. I have baking to do and … Continue Reading →