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Novel Writing – Progress Report III

Novel Writing – Progress Report III

Done! Fini!! Finito!!! It has been a month of drive, uncertainty and pressure but above all it was good. The novel “The Forbidden” has been drafted. Indeed I agree with Chris Baty that a deadline can generate a product even if it is in its rough form. Yes, the novel is in its rough form and certainly not for anyone’s eyes. There definitely will be re-writing and re-writing but I believe the challenging part has been...

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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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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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The evolution of writing and how the present day beginner stands to benefit

The evolution of writing and how the present day beginner stands to benefit

How did writing start in the first place? Did it start with the Greeks who are known to have been knowledgeable centuries ago? Perhaps it may have! Or was it the Romans that initiated writing? Or the Egyptians? What caused the Greeks or Romans or the Egyptians to begin to communicate through writing? Whoever wrote down the first alphabets or words must have had a strong desire burning within to communicate. Now one may not be able to tell...

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