“NaNo Prep: How to Go From Plotless to Polished” | Derek Murphy

November is just around the corner, and as we gear up, we’re sharing advice on how you can best prepare for a month of writing. Today, author and designer Derek Murphy shares his advice on how to turn a messy work-in-progress into a polished draft in November: NaNoWriMo is a great opportunity to push your boundaries and see … Continue reading “NaNo Prep: How to Go From Plotless to Polished” | Derek Murphy

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The Novelling Month Approaches — The Writing Tree

We’re already over halfway through September, which means November is fast approaching. For many writers, November means Nanowrimo, the annual challenge to write a novel in just one month. This blog post gives you some tips to help you make the most of the month, and improve your chances of success. Is Nanowrimo for you? […] … Continue reading The Novelling Month Approaches — The Writing Tree

Notebook 9 | Waving the White Flag

I'm baaaack! Yeah, I wasn't gone long and as I stated last week, you know what this quick return means. Details below. How 'bout that NaNoWriMo experiment? So what did I learn within my first couple of days of NaNoWriMo? My new fiction prose is VERY rusty. I seem to be sharper when working on my … Continue reading Notebook 9 | Waving the White Flag

Reggie Lutz on NaNoWriMo

It is almost here… NANOWRIMO - http://wp.me/p5VuTN-6u Old writing buddy and 'friend of the program' Reggie Lutz shares some sage words. She's on-point as usual, so do yourself a favor and have a read of her post regarding NaNoWriMo. Here's an excerpt: One of the most important things around fiction writing is learning how to finish … Continue reading Reggie Lutz on NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2016 – I’m In!

#NaNoWriMo #InItToWinIt So this past weekend I got myself signed up for NaNoWriMo 2016. I've been wanting to do this since about 2008 or so, but have never fully committed. When I first became aware of this National Novel Writing Month I was hosting a novel writing workshop over on Zoetrope.com (the Virtual Studio) where … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016 – I’m In!

Ruckin’ With You | 10.16.16 | I Am Returned

Family vacation is over. A good time was had. But it’s over and today I deal with the looming return to work on a gloomy overcast day with some rain after a week of blue skies and sunshine. Woe is me, right? At any rate, overall we enjoyed our time in the mid-North states of … Continue reading Ruckin’ With You | 10.16.16 | I Am Returned