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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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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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