David Shank

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David T. Shank is a writer, runner, and musician, in that order. His blog is hopefully an oasis among the vast ocean of negativity that is the Internet. He lives in Cleveland studying how to write good.

Camp NaNo Prep: Day 4

Whoops, skipped a day. Got a little busy. Oh well, I only have two more of these posts planned anyway. XIII. Just Write I know this seems like simple advice, but it’s something a lot of people need to hear. It doesn’t matter if you have an idea or not […]

Camp NaNo Prep: Day 3

IX. Don’t Be Afraid to Mess Up The simple fact of the matter is that you will make mistakes. Let them be. If this is a new genre, or if you’ve never written all or part of a novel before, then this is undoubtedly new territory for you. Don’t let […]

Camp NaNo Prep: Day 2

V. Be Open to Trying New Things Most NaNoWriMo’ers are not new writers. As such, you’ve probably got at least a little bit of a background in writing, and you’ve probably got a genre or two that you’re comfortable with. However, this is the perfect chance to try something new. […]

Camp NaNo Prep: Day 1

Since Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up soon, I figured I’d use this chance to use the final days of March to give a little bit of advice. Not just for you, I might add; I sometimes find it helps me out when I can read my own advice. It’s sort […]


If you’ve come here from the latest video on my YouTube page, then you can consider yourself part of the few who noticed the update. However, chances are I just linked you to this, and you’re reading this because I told you to through some means of coercion. Or maybe […]