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Novel Writing – Progress Report II

Novel Writing – Progress Report II

This is the third week of National Novel Writing Month and I am making progress. So far I have written 35000 words. It is thrilling to know I could get to 35000 words because when I wrote 20000 words, I lost interest in the storyline. I found myself plotting a new storyline. The new storyline was completely different and in a different genre. It would in no way fit into the present story. So I ‘sat myself down’ and we had a...

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Novel Writing – Progress Report I

Novel Writing  – Progress Report I

It is novel writing month! Did you register with NanoWriMo for the writing challenge? How are you faring? I did register for the writing challenge and I am pushing to ensure I cross the finish line of 50,000 words. I don’t think I am doing badly currently. I have written 15,000 words. If I continue at this pace, I certainly should win! I am pushing to write as much as I can the first two weeks because the last two weeks will be quite...

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Chris Baty demystified novel writing in “No plot? No Problem!”

Chris Baty demystified novel writing in “No plot? No Problem!”

Novel writing is the desire of many but only a few get round to ever writing the first draft. Of course this is due to both internal and external reasons. Internal reasons Internal reasons may vary amongst individuals but the major reason is fear. A number of us allow the fear of failure to cripple us before we even attempt to achieve a goal. Here are a few quotes to help conquer your fears and challenge you to step out. “Failure...

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Is it important to have a specific time for writing daily?

Is it important to have a specific time for writing daily?

I was listening to Elizabeth Gilbert talk on nurturing creativity on Ted.com; I could not help but ask myself if it is important to have a specific time for writing daily. She said she gets up at the same time everyday to write. Furthermore, Jurgen Wolff in his “ten top tips for new writers” also advised writers to schedule a specific time to write. He stated that if writing is not scheduled, it will not happen. I decided to...

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How do I know I can write?

How do I know I can write?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Perhaps the thoughts of you being a writer have crossed your mind a number of times. You may dismiss them because the critic in you can’t imagine you can write. As you discuss with friends, or you read on writing you ask, “how do I know I can write” Perhaps, I should define who a writer is: A writer is simply a person who pens or types his thoughts and ideas on a paper or word document to inform,...

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