By M.J. Bush Tough NaNoWriMo? Feeling lost and haunted by wordcounts unmet? Or wishing NaNo was your thing in the first place? I see you. There’s hope. Writing doesn’t need a strict timeline to happen. There doesn’t have to be some grand “starting day” for words to start hitting the page, and there certainly doesn’t […]Read More 103 Bracing Quotes to Propel You Through Your First Draft
There’s only two days left to this giveaway, but there’s a contest to send one National Novel Writing Month writer to a castle for November with a bunch of bestselling authors to offer their advice! You get more entries by referring your friends. So I’m referring all of you! As I’m sure most of you […]Read More Want to Help Me Win a Writing Retreat in a Castle, or Win it Yourself?
Well, I suppose I’m nothing if not amazing under pressure! After last night’s blog post, I promptly took a nap because I was exhausted (one of the reasons I figured I was not going to make my deadline; that and the expanded story). Then, as many writers do, I woke up at eleven-thirty at night […]Read More Ha! I Made My Deadline After All!
I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo this year, and I’m currently working on four different projects. So far I’m actually doing pretty well. I was originally not going to do the contest entry and instead I was going to do my anthology story, but I’ve finished it already. Here’s my list of projects: Goal: 20,000 words. I’m […]Read More Camp NaNoWriMo Projects
There’s two (sometimes three) terms for the way in which those who write stories approach the writing process. You’ve probably seen them referred to as “Plotters” and “Pantsers.” Plotters plan their story out before they actually start writing anything. Pantsers fly by the seat of their pants. Recently a new term has come into play, […]Read More Plotters, You Need to Get Over Yourselves
I love Jenna Moreci’s YouTube channel! I’m sharing some of her writing tips because not only do I generally agree with her advice, but I enjoy the way she presents them. (Except that she’s a plotter and I’m a plantser, so we don’t always see eye to eye about that. She likes more planning than […]Read More 10 Tips for Writing Great Fiction
So I figured it was time I talked a bit about my own writing, because I’m excited about it and I want other people to get excited about it! I’ve got a few irons in the fire right now: I’m working on two novels at the moment. The one I’m giving my most immediate attention […]Read More A Note on Upcoming Projects!
What do you do when writing feels like banging your head against a brick wall? You keep on writing. Source: So You Want to Write a Novel (Week 2): The Slog #NaNoWriMoRead More So You Want to Write a Novel (Week 2): The Slog #NaNoWriMo
Sable shares 10 tips to help you get that novel written! #NaNoWriMo Source: Ten Tips to Help Get That Novel Written! Week 1 of NaNoWriMo #DoubleUpDayRead More Ten Tips to Help Get That Novel Written! Week 1 of NaNoWriMo #DoubleUpDay
Want to write a novel and you don’t know where to start? Sable Aradia gives you some suggestions for how to prepare for National Novel Writing Month. Source: So You Want to Write a Novel? Ten Steps to Prep for National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMoRead More So You Want to Write a Novel? Ten Steps to Prep for National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMo