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Book Review - No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

A lot of people would say you’re batty if you think you can write a novel in one month. It turns out the person who started the whole National Novel Writing Month craze was, certifiably, batty. 682 more words

Book Reviews

Novel Writing: Creating the Rough Draft

I’ve always been a writer. I started my first book in early grade school, all written in child’s scrawl, pencil on paper. It was a fantasy story about mermaids from a child’s point of view, not to mention from a child’s mind. 1,021 more words


NaNoWriMo - 14 - Finding Time

“Writing 50,000 words of fiction really doesn’t take that much time. Slow writers find that they can write about 800 words of a novel per hour; a speedy writer (and good typist) can easily do twice that. 303 more words


Michaeline: Second Week Whining (A NaNo Tradition)

I haven’t been reading much lately. It’s been busy at work, and I’ve allowed the computer to take over my free time, and then there’s this National Novel Writing Month thing, which I have been neglecting. 440 more words


Great Book for Writers...NaNo or Not

I’ve never written a book review on here before.

And I’m not going to.

I will say that this book is made of awesome.

I’m late to the party. 609 more words


NaNoWriMo Day Four (Belated): Smooth Sailing on Fatberg Seas

When I started yesterday’s session I took solace in the fact my chapter headings and the words ‘The End’ would count towards my total word count, which gives you an insight into my level of conviction about being able to complete this challenge. 120 more words


Notes From the Field: NaNoWriMo Week One

So, tell me how you’re doing? Are your characters behaving? Are you happy with your word count? Do you still feel that low rumble of excitement that drove you to pledge to do this crazy thing? 277 more words