National Novel Writing Month has officially come to a close. It's time to reflect, be positive, and carry on. The Inevitable Anti-Climax Of Finishing NaNoWriMo Here's something I never talked about in my Pros and Pitfalls of NaNoWriMo post or even in my more recent Signs NaNoWriMo Might Not Be For You - when it … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: The Final Day
We're officially heading into the final week of National Novel Writing Month 2022. That's the final seven days, people! The chance for one last push to get over the 50k finish line or complete whatever other writing goals you've set up for yourself this month.
Hello everyone. This is my third update on my NaNoWriMo progress. (Here's part one and two.) Here we are. Halfway through the month. Those working on a NaNoWriMo project are either ripping their hair out, crying, or cheering. Traditional NaNoWriMo players should have hit the 25,000 word count by now. I am not a traditional … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Halfway There… Stress, Corrupted Files & More
Hello again everyone. Eh, isn't this strange? Weekly connected life updates? I feel like a proper blogger now. Next I'll be posting pictures of my cat. Anyway, it's over a week into NaNoWriMo 2022 and if you're doing a traditional goal of hitting 50,000 words by the end of the month, you should be at … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Nine Days In…
I've done NaNoWriMo a couple of times now and it has it's pros and cons. It's certainly not for everyone. Here's some signs it might not be for you.
Here's some common opinions of fanfiction: Fanfiction is all, ahem, erotic. Fanfiction is badly written. Fanfic authors who go onto to be published authors write really bad books. Fanfic is dumb. It's a hobby for awkward young teens. Basically fanfic is viewed as a lesser literary form - if we dare call it literary at … Continue reading Is Fan Fiction A Productive Use Of A Writer’s Time?
Have you built your author platform on shaky ground? I've noticed some worrying traps aspiring authors are falling into - and I know because I'm an aspiring author who has fallen into these traps myself.
Most books are divided into chapters, but some books are divided into chapters and 'parts.' Some people think breaks like this are arbitrary. These people are wrong. Not so long ago, I decided to split my novel into parts. This might have been partially influenced from the number of books I was reading at the … Continue reading The Effect Of Splitting A Novel Into Parts
If you're a writer looking to be traditionally published, you will have heard of comp titles. A comp title or a comparison title can be used to give agents a general idea for what to expect from the book you want to publish. As an aspiring author myself, I have been on a journey to … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Comp Title: Imaginary Friend By Stephen Chbosky
I've decided to count my writing achievements. And you should too.