10 Tips for NaNoWriMo Success

If you have decided to take the plunge into the abyss that is NaNoWriMo then give yourself a giant pat on the back. Taking part in NaNoWriMo (or NaNo as it is most often called) is a huge commitment, but with a few tips you too will be all ready to get to writing on November 1. What is NaNoWriMo? Let's get this bit of info out-of-the-way. According to the NaNoWriMo website, "On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30." Super simple, right? Write a 50,000-word novel in a month. Piece of cake! Well, it might sound simple, but for those of us who have attempted NaNo in the past, it really isn't that simple.…

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2019 Blogging From A-Z Challenge: Wrap-Up

Just a quick introduction: my name is Elissa Kane, and I am an indie author working on my first mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, which is book 1 of the Fallen Rockstar series. If you want to find out why I chose this theme, please check out my Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal post. Now, onto the A-Z Blogging Challenge Wrap-Up. . . I just want to take a minute and thank each and every one of you who stopped by, favorited, retweeted, and left comments on my A-Z Challenge. I had so much fun! I’m going to take a couple of weeks off to regroup and get back to writing A Deadly Melody. But be sure to check back here in early June for new posts. In case you missed a…

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2019 Blogging From A-Z Challenge: Z is for ZZ Ward

Welcome to Day 26 and the last day of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. Just a quick introduction: my name is Elissa Kane, and I am an indie author working on my first mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, which is book 1 of the Fallen Rockstar series. If you want to find out why I chose this theme, please check out my Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal post. Now, onto the letter Z. . . photo courtesy of the Pageant ZZ Ward Zsuzsanna Eva "ZZ" Ward (how awesome of a name is that?) is an American musician, singer and songwriter.  ZZ released her debut album, Til the Casket Drops, in 2012. "Put The Gun Down", her first single, broke into the top 40 on the Billboard Alternative chart. Her second studio album, The Storm, was released in 2017, peaking…

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2019 Blogging From A-Z Challenge: Y is for PJ Harvey

Welcome to Day 25 of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. Just a quick introduction: my name is Elissa Kane, and I am an indie author working on my first mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, which is book 1 of the Fallen Rockstar series. If you want to find out why I chose this theme, please check out my Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal post. Now, onto the letter Y. . . photo courtesy of Wikipedia PJ Harvey Polly Jean Harvey is known as PJ Harvey, and is a musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet and composer. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments.[ In 1993, PJ began her solo career and released her first solo album To Bring You My Love. Rolling Stone said in its review…

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2019 Blogging From A-Z Challenge: X is for Annie Lennox

Welcome to Day 24 of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. Just a quick introduction: my name is Elissa Kane, and I am an indie author working on my first mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, which is book 1 of the Fallen Rockstar series. If you want to find out why I chose this theme, please check out my Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal post. Now, onto the letter X. . . photo courtesy of dailymail.co.uk Annie Lennox Annie Lennox is a Scottish singer-songwriter and one half of the '80s duo the Eurythmics. In the '70s, Annie won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied the flute, piano and harpsichord. In the '80s, she joined Dave Stewart to form the Eurythmics, which resulted in her most notable fame. The Eurythmics…

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