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Story Hospital on NaNoWriMo and First Drafts

Looking like a finished work isn’t what a first draft is for. It’s a tool to help you tell the story.

via NaNoWriMo: Why “Bad” First Drafts Are Great — Story Hospital…

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NaNoWriMo--Slower But Still Moving Forward

I had a really good weekend last week working on the first draft of BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING.

Things slowed down a bit during the week–which should not be unexpected. 205 more words


NaNoWriMo--Good Days

I’ve had a few very good days on this NaNoWriMo experiment. Over 2,800 words on Sunday alone–and that included a fight scene. Still probably not going to make it to 50,000 words, but that’s not really the point. 29 more words


Knowing When to Stop: How Much Editing is Too Much?

The idea of writing the first draft of a book – when it’s still in your mind, when you haven’t done it yet – seems like such a large mountain to climb. 1,054 more words

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Chapter 9, The Fall of the House of Billy

Start at chapter 1.

I woke up alone. I had the sense I had been here before, though where here was, I couldn’t quite remember. This wasn’t my bed. 1,715 more words

"It's a start."

I have never been one to keep up with a blog before. Most of the time I write a post or two then convince myself that it’s not worth the effort or that my time would be better spent writing something else instead or that it would be nothing more then a single drop of rain in a vast ocean of other blogs. 272 more words