Welcome back friends. Last week we celebrated the completion of NaNoWriMo. I mentioned revising our work. So, this week, I am giving you my revision process. I stole borrowed elements of this process from the master of manuscription, the sultan of script Stephen King. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Mr. King […]Read more "NANO REVISIONS"
If you are reading this, and you participated in NaNoWriMo, then I can assume you survived. You’ve either completed 50k or more and are celebrating or, you didn’t finish and are kicking yourselves. For those of you who completed it! CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU ROCK!!! For those of you who didn’t, do not despair. You tried and […]Read more "NANO AFTERMATH"
We have 5 days left in our mad dash to 50k words. So, I decided today might be a good day for a last push encouragement post. In football, with 2 minutes left on the clock and the team is on the final down, the coach or quarterback will probably call for a Hail Mary. […]Read more "NEARING THE NANO FINISH LINE"
Three days ago, we hit the half-way mark for NaNo. I thought I’d entertain you with an half-time show. Enjoy Leave me a comment and let me know your progress. As of this posting, I am currently at 14,345 words. See you next week. Until then, “Don’t worry about what you’re writing or whether it’s […]Read more "NaNoWriMo HALF-TIME"
Last week, I touched on time (or lack thereof) being one of the impediments to finishing strong in NaNoWriMo. This week, I’d like to speak of another. It is the dreaded Inner Editor. We’ll call him Eddie for short. You see, normally, Eddie is happy to tell you about every word that is misspelled, all […]Read more "naNO EDITING"
As of midnight on Saturday, November 1, hundreds of thousands of writers around the world sat down at their laptops and began banging out words. I was one of them. I wrote for about three hours and pounded out 3005 words. None of us is sure if these words are the best prose ever written, […]Read more "READY, SET, NANO!"
Yes, friends, it’s that time of the year again. The time of the year where for 30 days, many of us all over the world write like fiends to try to complete a rough draft of a novel or novella. We overdose on caffeine, chocolate, energy drinks and other sugary treats to keep writing long […]Read more "NANOWRIMO IS ALMOST HERE!!"