Tyler is on a mission to help people understand autism!…
Thank you to all who walked in the Naples Alzheimer’s Walk Nov. 7 Over 600 participants raised $87,822 with more $ coming in daily. http://www.alz.org/flgulfcoast/
Ever have your characters totally take over your story?
This is a must read from one of my favorite authors, Holly Robinson
Very moving! http://ow.ly/UwMDf
Great post on Writers in the Storm about staying in your POV character.
Check this out.
It’s November 1st – that means another year of NANOWRIMO. No idea what that means? NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth.
Join hundreds of thousands of other authors in the writing challenge to write a complete novel in thirty days. That’s right. Thirty days. Criteria must be a minimum of 50,000 words. That’s it. Any genre, any style of writing.
For those of you already familiar with NANOWRIMO, you have probably been planning and outlining like crazy getting ready for this event. But even if you haven’t, you can still jump into the fun. Can you write 1667 words per day? You’ll never know unless you try.
My first novel, Accident, was a NANO book, squeaking through at 50,000 and a few words. By the time, it was ready to roll off the presses (two and half years later), it had grown into a grown-up novel of 80K.
A few things to keep in mind when you write your NANO book.
- You don’t have time to edit. (that comes later)
- Write with fearless abandon, whatever crazy thing comes into your head. (you can always cut the crap, and most definitely will)
- Put your characters in perilous predicaments. Up the stakes but putting them through things you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy.
- Although you will stay up all night thinking of stuff to write, and rush to the PC (or Mac) or reach for a quick pen and paper, pace yourself. You still have a life, and a family that wonders what the heck you are doing. Want time to gobble down that turkey with family? Write double your word count the days before. Need three days? Then crunch the time in ahead of time.
- There is no one to judge what you wrote, so just have fun with it.
- What will you win? The satisfaction of knowing you have just WRITTEN A NOVEL. How many people can say that?
- Log on to the NANO website and get all the scoop. And don’t forget to log your progress. There are others out there helping to cheer you on. nanowrimo.org/
Good Luck and Happy Writing
Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer. – Ray Bradbury
#Halloween Florida Beach Style http://ow.ly/TIc1o
Wouldn’t you rather be in Florida?? http://ow.ly/THny1