NaNoWriMo is getting closer. This week Tessa talks about what you can do to prepare your story. With the help of a summary, character research and a solid outline, you can start NaNoWriMo with ease.
November means NaNo for writers. It means longer hours, harder work, and the reward at the end of the 50,000 word tunnel.
This week, Raven looks at the other side of the coin and why it’s okay to not do NaNo (and other such things).
We’ve arrived at the last book of ‘The Year of the Dragons’ series by James Calbraith, The Last Dragon King. I didn’t like the previous book as much as I did the others, but the epic conclusion in The Last Dragon King makes up for it. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read all Read More
A few years ago, when I started getting serious about writing, I wanted to read more about writing. Many writers have a recommended reading list for new and aspiring writers. Stephen King’s On Writing is on all of those lists. Most of them have Ann Lamott’s Bird By Bird. And let’s not forget Elements Of Read More
Every year millions of people around the world sit down and write together in November. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has been an international event for a long time with writers participating globally, but the name sticks. Most writers know the abbreviation of NaNoWriMo and new words like NaNo-novel came to live. It’s halfway through Read More
In this week’s ‘Ello Beastie, Raven talks about a somewhat gross monster he invented for one of his stories: the fleshy, oily, Apocryphan.
It’s the first of september and for years this period marked a new academic or school year. It’s been six years and I miss it. I was the kid who longed to be back in school and who would still be a student of time and money allowed it. Instead I have to find my own challenges.
I’ve created a list of 101 goals to complete in 1001 days, that is my challenge for the next three years.
We’re almost at the end of an epic story. Today I’m talking about the seventh, the penultimate, book of The Year of the Dragon series, The Shattering Waves by James Calbraith. As always, this review might contain spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books. The Shattering Waves starts off where The Withering Flame left Read More
There is one thing you can’t do without: your health. Listen to your body and know when to take a break. No shame in taking care of yourself.
After a month long of working on a historical novel and reading non fiction, I was in desperate need of some Young Adult (YA) romance and I thought The Path Keeper fit the bill. Soon after I started reading, I forgot the time and I had other things to do. I didn’t put it down again after I continued reading. It’s a perfect summer read for when you have time to finish a book in one go.