For anyone not writing regularly, the goal of 50,000 words is daunting. It certainly was for me the first time I took part in NaNoWriMo. I wasn’t trained to write daily, and definitely not 1667 words a day. Even now the thought of writing that many words daily seems like much, but it’s not as
Last week I shared one way to make an outline and I also mentioned two other things you need before you start writing your story: a summary and a description of your characters. Your characters are what makes or breaks your story. That’s why this week I’m looking at how you prepare your character for
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.
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
Raven sometimes has to travel a lot, and today he talks a little about how he stays productive on the move and touches on the most terrible amount of time to wait for anything.
New ideas are awesome, fresh inspiration is fantastic, and motivation can strike like a bolt out of the blue.
Unfortunately, that bolt can sometimes hit us right when we’re in the middle of something else. Today, Raven talks about the three methods he uses to deal with the potentially terrible timing of new ideas.
As an editor, there are a lot of mistakes I come across in writing – some them ones I’ve made myself over the years. Today I talk about the three most common pitfalls I find while editing and how to avoid them, encourage self-edits, and wax lyrical about Canadian rock legends.