Tag Archives: Novel Writing

Just Checking In

  Just a quick hello to let you know I am still in blog world.   August has been an unusually hot and sticky month in my part of the world.  The word is humid.  I even went to my … Continue reading

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How Bad is Your First Draft?

My continuing process of what to keep and what to let go, what to work on and what to toss, has brought me full circle back to writing.  I’ve heard it said that if you are a writer you live … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About VOICE

Physical voice, personality voice, writer’s voice, character’s voice, artist’s voice – all coming out of the same person – but are they all the same? About six years ago, I took several writing classes including a year of novel-writing.  The … Continue reading

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Positive Quotes, Some Art

“Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” ~Mark Twain 10-20-13  You’ve probably noticed that my Posts have been few and far between.  Yes, I am on … Continue reading

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Update – Novel Draft : BIG Edits

What’s your opinion of first drafts? Back in October 2012 I hand-wrote my version of the Na No Wri novel.  Here’s the past posts if you are interested in knowing more.  (My Version of Na No Wri Mo; NaNoWri Week … Continue reading

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Update: Na No:Characters & more

Some of you might wonder what happened to the 25,000-plus-words-Na No-challenge-novel I wrote in October.  Well, I have been busy trying to bring into focus the characters, especially children, in my novel. Read this old book from my great-aunt’s belongings … Continue reading

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Na No Wri: Made Goal

Made Goal:  25,132 words written during the month of October, 2012. Thanks for all the comments and encouragement this month.  I’ll write more on the weekend. Yeah!!  

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Na No Wri: Week 4 Results

Week 1:  5906 Words Week 2:  5438 Week 3:  5445 The long stretch into Week 4 of my version of the Na No Wri challenge… My goal:  25,000 words in 30 days + 1. WEEK 4 results: Date      … Continue reading

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Na No Writ:Week 3 Results

Week One:  5906 Words Week Two:  5438 Words October 21, 2012:  Week Three Results My version of Na No Wri Mo novel-writing challenge (25,000 words in 30 days). Date                        … Continue reading

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Na No Wri: Week Two Results

October 2012: Week Two Results My version of the Na No Wri Mo novel-writing challenge (25,000 words in 30 days) Date                           Word Count           … Continue reading

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