Hello gang! For those of you who follow my social media, I’ve been hinting at this for a long time, and it’s finally here! I’m teaching a class with Cat Rambo, just in time for National Novel Writing Month! If you’ve ever asked, “How on earth do I get time to write?” then this class […]Read More I’m Teaching a Class at the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers!
We’re hosting a live virtual write-in today from 11 am to 7 pm Pacific time! Come join us if you’re working on the last words for you National Novel Writing Month project, or just if you want to write! Different sprint leaders will be in and out throughout the day. Love to see you there!Read More Come Write with SFWA!
As always, I’m doing National Novel Writing Month! Perhaps you’re not familiar: NaNoWriMo is a marathon for writers. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel, in a month! How you do this is by writing about 1667 words a day; eating the elephant one bite at a time. I never would have been […]Read More My NaNoWriMo Progress
No Plot? No Problem! Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is an excellent guide for anyone who does National Novel Writing Month and anyone who ever wanted to write a book but had no idea […]Read More Book Review: No Plot, No Problem by Chris Baty (Revised/Expanded)
So this year I’m live blogging my National Novel Writing Month experience on my Facebook page and my YouTube channel. Here’s the playlist so far! Subscribe to my channel or follow my page to keep up-to-date throughout the month! I’ll be sharing tips, tricks, word counts, and my feelings on the experience and the process.Read More #NaNoWriMo Live Blog
by Grant Faulkner When I first became a writer, I marveled at the magical worlds my favorite authors created—their lyrical prose, their riveting plots, their piercing characterizations. They wrote with such grace, such ease, that it seemed as if they’d been born to it, blessed with a talent and anointed by a higher power. They […]Read More How a Month of NaNoWriMo Can Lead to a Lifetime of Better Writing
Originally posted on amo vitam:
“What’s the point?” someone asked the other day, when the conversation came around to NaNoWriMo. (NaNo-whatmo? you say. NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. You know, that Novemberly craziness where I, and several hundred thousand others across the globe, vanish into a deep rabbit hole of mad, bad and dangerous-to-know…