Tag Archives | writing a novel

From The Archives: Why Writing a Novel is a Good Thing–Even If You Never Get it Published

And here's one final offering from the archives, back in September of 2012. Yeah, so, you want to write a novel.  And you're even thinking of doing Nanowrimo this year. (Nanowrimo = National Novel Writing Month, just in case you don't know, and it's in November.)  But then the voices begin:                              The dreaded blank page. The dreaded […]

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Links Round-Up: Nanowrimo

While I am out, I'm posting link round-ups of various sorts.  I looked at the calendar and realized, Nanowrimo is a little over a month away! (If you don't know what Nanowrimo is, you probably won't be interested in these links.  But for the record, it is National Novel Writing Month, wherein you write at […]

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Link Round-up: Tips on Writing

While I'm away in Europe, I'm posting some old articles from the archives and some link round-ups.  Today's selection is on writing tips of various stripes.  Here you go: Saturday Writing Tip: Scenes Saturday Writing Tip: Observation Tips for Writing: Overcoming Resistance Tips on Writing: Writing by Hand Tips on Writing: Building Momentum Writing Tip: […]

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How Are You Doing on 2013 Goals?

I'm working on a post for Thursday that will appear here and go out in my newsletter as well.  It's about the advent of autumn and ways to jumpstart your creativity and writing for the remaining months of the year. As I wrote, I realized something:  we've got a little more than three months until […]

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Lower Your Standards

As I've mentioned before on this blog, I am currently doing Nanowrimo in a cheating sort of way. Cheating because the rules of Nanowrimo say that you can't have written any of your novel before November 1st, and I'd written, oh, 60 pages.  But I wanted to use the energy of the event to galvanize […]

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