NaNoWriMo 2014: Climax

“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will […]

NaNoWriMo 2014: Rising Action

“The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.” ~Walter Benjamin Not here, I’m trying to keep storytelling alive! Enjoy excerpt #2! Working Title: “Discussion of Differences” Current word count, as of this writing: 12,641 words … Finally, Will was the first audience member to speak. […]

Getting Personal #144: NaNoWriMo 2018

After four years of not participating, I decided I wanted to commit to NaNoWriMo 2018! After my success with both Camp NaNoWriMo sessions earlier this year, I wanted to try the November event again. I’ve also published excerpts of my most recent NaNoWriMo attempt from 2014. I’ve dropped a few hints, here and there, about […]

Getting Personal #153: December Goals Recap

It’s the end of 2018! Wow!! Here’s the link to my December Goals post: Getting Personal #149: December Goals — Ready? Here we go! Finally reach at least 50,000 words for my 2012 WIP. — Accomplished! Finally send my 2012 WIP to my best friend for the first round of editing. — Did not accomplish. Make […]

Writing Adventures #3: Finishing The First Draft of My 2012 WIP

Welcome back! I haven’t posted any new Writing Adventures posts for several months, but I’m excited to get back to it now. Here are the links to my previous posts: Writing Adventures #1: Creating A Success Journal Writing Adventures #2: Discovering Evernote I’m very excited to be *this close* to finishing my first draft of […]

About The Author

Laura Beth Vardaro has been writing since the age of 10, when her self-authored and illustrated book entitled “Electro Girl” was selected for recognition for the annual “Young Authors” contest in Chesapeake, Virginia. Since 2007, she has also been involved in editing and publishing, including the Oscar F. Smith High School literary magazine and Longwood […]