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NaNoWriMo: Seven Semi-Productive Ways to Procrastinate (With Bonus Motivational Posters!)

The clock is ticking, writers (or calendar, I guess, but calendars don’t really tick). Twenty days down, ten days to go. Your word count might be robust, or it might be flagging. You yourself might be feeling crushed, or sick, or panicked that Thanksgiving is next week and making six pecan pies is still a thing you have to do even when you are feverishly trying to churn out prose.

My advice? Go rogue. Take a break. Goof off. But make it count—here’s how.

Four Novels We'd Love To See As Graphic Novels

We all know what it's like to be wholly immersed in a book. Suddenly, words on a page become smells, sounds, sights—you can picture every scene so meticulously that you end up missing your stop on the subway or running late for work. Things, ahem, that I know nothing about...

The Geek's Guide to Dating Webseries: Dan & Mary

Welcome to The Geek's Guide to Dating Webseries!

From bloggers to podcasters, indie video game developers to celebrated filmmakers, hard hitting journalists to award-winning storytellers, over the next few months geeks-of-all-kinds will be sharing their love stories and dishing out advice.

NaNoWriMo: Anatomy of a Scene (With Critique Giveaway!)

Ahoy, NaNo-goers! This post is going to be about scenes. Scenes are important! They are what make up your novel. You are going to write a lot of them. But here’s the thing: I have no idea what a scene is. I mean, of course I know what a scene is—it’s, you know, a smallish chunk of words and…stuff.

Ugh, right? It hurts to think about.

What the Filk? Music for Every Fandom

(Image via flickr)

Filk? What is filk, you ask? In a nutshell, filk is a musical genre inspired by fandom...but as with many fannish things, it's a lot bigger on the inside. Filk is what happens when music and geekdom join hands and frolic off into the sunset, or more appropriately, collide at lightspeed and zoom through the galaxy.


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