Writer's Notebook

Why NaNoWriMo?

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I thought I would let you know why I am planning on participating in NaNoWriMo, and let you tell me why you are (or aren't). 

It seems the writing community is a little divided on the issue, with lots of writers praising the contest, and an almost equal ammount snubbing their noses at it. It does make sense. All first drafts ...

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If Manuscript Proposals Freak You Out, This Post is for You.

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Last spring, I took Advanced Creative Writing, Fiction (eek!) which was fun, and stressful, and a huge learning curve. I had never written more than seventeen pages in succession before. Before me stood the daunting task of writing a 100 page novella. Eighteen year old me had know idea what she had gotten herself into (even though the profes...

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Round vs. Flat Characters

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been studying round and flat Characters in class. One of the things that makes a character round instead of flat is that character's depth, and their abilities to surprise us in convincing ways. The discussion led me to the question, "Are people basically good, bad, or shades of both?" I haven't  complet...

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Writing Group

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the end of the third week of the semester. The third week!

This week, I was put in a writing group. In my group are two girls, whom I believe are seniors. I am so excited to get to work with them, especially since they are each working on their second novels! They have both written one before, and are (I believe) writing the sequal to their previous novels. So, I am ...

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Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)



This post first appeared on my website http://www.alexandriamaxwellwrites.com, as a part of my Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction class that I was attending. The pictures I’ve used for this post’s graphics are from a family trip to Viet Nam in 2012.



Zeitgeist means “the spirit of the time...

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