Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

NaNo 2014 – Finishing up!

Alrighty writing world, good news – for those doing NaNoWriMo, there is only 4 days left of insanity before time’s up.  This means that this is the last NaNo post I will be doing for the year and we will … Continue reading

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NaNo 2014 – Keeping Momentum

Congratulations, if you are still keeping up with NaNoWriMo you are entering the home stretch. For those who are keeping up with the daily goals, today you should be passing the 31,000 word mark – way to go! If you … Continue reading

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NaNo 2014 – Beating the Murky Middle

Saturday marks the halfway point for all you NaNo writers out there, that means you should be nearing or hopefully passing the 25,000 word mark in your new drafts.  It’s usually around now when the story starts falling apart and … Continue reading

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Inspiration for all those NaNo’s out there

It’s day five of NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) and it’s fast approaching the time when people are starting to fall behind and get discouraged.  I’m here to pick you up by your bootstraps and give you the support and … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2014

The time has come for writers the world over to decide if they will take part in this year’s NaNoWriMo, National November Writing Month.  This event encompasses sheer lunacy, the over consumption of coffee and chocolate and the wearing of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013

  It’s October again, the buzz word on many writer’s lips is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.  Every November thousands of writers flock to their keyboards to pound out their 50,000 word novel.  They only have the 30 days of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2012

For a brief period this year I debated with myself about participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo.  As with any debate there were the pros and cons of a month-long writing torture fest.   Should I sacrifice what little time I … Continue reading

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Discussion: Real vs. Imaginary Settings

After creating characters and piecing together a great story, the next important step is creating a believable setting.  Since I usually work in fantasy, I’ve never had to face the problem of using a real setting versus a created one.  … Continue reading

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Using Scene Cards in Revision

I’m taking a look at my NaNoWriMo 2011 novel Pendant of Nefertiti and seeing if there is anything I can salvage into a marketable product.  Instead, I am finding hoards of poorly developed ideas and missing scenes.  When preparing to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Finished!

November is finally over and with it, NaNoWriMo.  For those who participated and were able to finish, congratulations on your win!  For those who didn’t make it but still churned out some stellar work, way to go.  Creating something is … Continue reading

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