NaNoWriMo Absurdity

Post is late due to BUSY WEEKEND. Why short weeks due to university breaks some how so much more stressful than normal weeks? Over fall break I failed to do work, hung out with my brother who came to visit (we beat Arkham Horror!), and read. 263 more words

NaNoWriMo Prep Time

Another year, another October and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month is almost upon us!  Every year writers all around the world flock to… 650 more words


Prep-tober 2017 #2: These Few Questions

October is already half over and I’m sure many of you are already feeling the pressure that these two months, October and November, inevitably bring every year for those participating in… 712 more words


Writers, Please Mark Your Calendars!

The November writing challenge is coming! (Hides behind a massive bookcase.) This NaNoWriMo is certainly going to be a *challenge*. I have multiple projects that I am working on (ranging in genre and style) and I am also trying to work on my PhD dissertation proposal…which is a lot of work in itself. 89 more words


Surviving NaNoWriMo: Using a Survival Kit

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short (NaNo for even shorter), is the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel over the course of a month, specifically the month of November. 1,501 more words


As many men as possible

The National Novel Writing Month challenge is approaching and I actually do have a couple of ideas this year!! However, last year I really did struggle; I had decided to attempt to write a sort of autobiography-cum-memoir-cum reflection… and to be honest, I lost direction, and although yes, I did complete the challenge, it was a very rough piece of work which will need a lot of bashing about, and maybe will emerge as something or some things completely different! 679 more words

National Novel Writing Month

NaNo Prep for Non-Planners, Part Two: Characters

It’s week three of NaNo Prep month, and hopefully by now you have an idea you’re eager to run with. In part one, I wrote about generating ideas, and how to use various brainstorming exercises to help build your story. 671 more words