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“What Can You Pen?” Creative Writing Contest Results

We would like to thank everyone who submitted to our annual contest, and especially to our honorary judges — Karen Kevorkian, Mark Richard, Leslie Schwartz, and Reed Wilson — for their expertise and time dedicated to the support of UCLA student … Continue reading

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A Letter for 2013: What Can I Say?

Given this opportunity, I wanted to write something beautiful, something memorable like Andrew’s post, something that would show how moved I am by how much we have grown – from 7 or 8 or so of us in my first … Continue reading

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Learning Plot with the WD, Part 2

We ended up teaching plot to our high school class a week after our middle school teams, so I took the results from Columbus and reworked the lesson plan before Friday. Normally we start our classes with a freewrite, then … Continue reading

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A mini pep talk for NaNoWriMo

I’ve always wanted to write a NaNo pep talk, so I took the most captive audience I could find and talked about Thanksgiving weekend in an email to our members participating in NaNoWriMo this year: If you’re behind: your goal … Continue reading

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Some last-minute tips for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is right around the corner! Here’s a quick list of things I do every year that have kept me successful.

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Time Management During NaNoWriMo

In NaNoWriMo, utilizing every spare moment of the day is what helps you stay on top of your classes, get enough sleep, and cross the finish line. …I’m really bad at using my time wisely. Sure, I plan my time … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo is approaching!

In exactly twenty-four days November 1st will be upon us, and you (may or may not) know what that means—National Novel Writing Month will be in full swing! I have a five-year NaNoWriMo winning streak that I don’t dare break, … Continue reading

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