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Day 121: 42,446

Just over 7,500 words to go and only a few hours in which to do it, considering that today is more than half over and I have to work tomorrow. 366 more words


Planning A Novel Writing Schedule: How Many Words In A Novel? How Long Does It Take To Write A Novel?

You know that sinking feeling when you rift through your writing ideas folders and see dozens of abandoned and unfinished story scripts accumulated over the years? 823 more words

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The end is in sight - no this is simply the beginning

I finished the first draft of my novel yesterday. I printed it off and placed it in a pile on the desk. Then, without reading it, I walked away. 387 more words


Planning with purpose, writing with focus – a simple framework for effective planning and editing

Having a story goal is paramount to a successful story. Without one, you may have a book but you do not have a story. It gives your characters reason to do what they do, AND it gives you, the writer, a target that propels your story forward and gives it meaning – a reason for being. 1,208 more words

NaNoWriMo 2015. Day's 25/26/27 AND DONE!

NaNoWriMo 2015. Day 25/26/27.

Not enough coffee in the world. This may drive me to drink. I am pretty sure I am sitting in a public coffeeshop and may just have forgotten my pants today. 174 more words

To start at the beginning, as you should, check here…Part 1


Flora waits near the door, hat on head, her little hands gloved for an outing.

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On writing a shitty first draft

I strongly believe that, if you’re ever going to write a book, let alone a decent book, you have to be willing to write a really, … 724 more words