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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 22 Recap

Today’s Word Count1,483

Total Word Count: 56,274

Estimated Writing Time: Just under 1 hour

Feeling: Quite sad. I had to put my protagonist through a rough interrogation scene tonight. 295 more words

Creative Writing

Three Dirty Birds on Promoting Your Stuff

We’re chirping about promoting your work over on Zoe’s blog. Zoe, the queen of promotion.

I need to get my butt in gear.

And oops on the late posting. 6 more words


Harvesting Ideas by Doug Goodman

Seven more days and NaNoWriMo comes to an end. What a rush. Will you be a winner? Struggling to get those final ideas down? Searching for another doze of motivation to jump that final leap? 763 more words


10 writing advices I want to give you

Even with a dozen published books to my name, I sometimes need a dose of inspiration when I sit down to write. Above my desk, I’ve posted a paper with various pieces of fiction-writing wisdom I’ve collected over the years. 609 more words

Literature And Writing

NaBloPoMo Day 22 - Venture to the West?

I like this place. A small ‘rotunda’ right on the beach, with tables outside overlooking the sand. It is almost hard to fathom why they have an inside when the location is like this. 398 more words


The Novel "Divergent" and Writing Advice

A short review follows with comments on how the book relates to standard writing advice.

Divergent is one of the current crop of dystopias, perhaps inspired by… 783 more words

Science Fiction

Avoiding Cliches

Cliches are another potential pitfall for writers. While I’m not necessarily as militant as some (I once had a creative writing teacher who wanted us to weed out every last cliche from our writing), cliches, overall, speak to laziness on the part of the writer. 617 more words