Archive | November, 2010

NaNoWriMo: A Goal Met!

Whew, I just reached the 50,o00 word mark this evening, completing the NaNoWriMo challenge this year. As I mentioned yesterday, it was a close call, with over 10,000 words–a fifth of the total–to go with just over 24 hours left to write. But I made it! I won’t say my prose is beautiful, or even […]

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Daily Writers’ Fix: Smell

Your character has had a rough morning. Make your readers feel it too. When you start running out of ideas, turn to his sense of smell: the diner coffee wafting from his mug, the stale smoke on his clothing, the tequila breath he can’t brush away…

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NaNoWriMo – Yes or No?

It’s 8:45 p.m. here in Seattle, which means there’s barely over 24 hours left before National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, ends. It hardly seems like it’s already been a whole month since I started the 50,000 word writing challenge. Tonight my word count stands at 39,125, leaving me with 10,875 words to write to […]

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