Category: Words

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Nanowrimo daily writing bot

I’m super excited to launch my daily writing bot again this year, just in time for Nanowrimo 2018. And this time, he has his own page – The Daily Writing Bot. Naw! Isn’t he cute! What’s The Daily Writing Bot? A bot is simply an automated message that gets sent...

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Being a Trollope

I spent last weekend doing the most lividlili thing possible – I went on a tour of Prague with the Trollope Society. Yes, I caught a bus across three countries to hang out with other nerds, looking at sites from a relatively obscure Anthony Trollope novel. Of all the nerdy...

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How to read a lit mag

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. I even thought about pitching it around to various places, but in the end I think my blog is the best place for it. Yes, how to read a lit mag. It should be simple. And it is! But I...

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The end of summer

I said goodbye to the last of my summer guests this weekend – bye Ma and Al! The week before it had been some friends, and the week before some other friends. They come and go in waves – you wave hello, you wave goodbye. Hence my absence the past...

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Camp Nanowrimo Winner

You may be familiar with Nanowrimo – National Novel Writing Month – which takes place in November each year. It’s a challenge that sees hundreds of thousands of people all over the world try to write 50,000 words in a month! Yes, it’s a crazy lunatic idea, and I’ve never...

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How to make a DIY writing retreat

A couple of years ago, I decided to make a DIY writing retreat for myself. I needed to work on my novel, but I just could not get it done in Croatia. I don’t know why. Too many distractions: life, learning, love, they all take their toll. As a freelance...

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All the hallmarks of an actual writer

I was sitting in the market on the weekend working on a story that wasn’t coming easily. I know it has potential so I was keeping at it. Normally, if a short story feels difficult, I know it’s not ready yet and I put it aside for a bit. But...

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Short story podcasts

Here are some great short story podcasts for writers, readers, listeners and lovers 🙂 Whether you want advice or entertainment, there’s something for you.