We've already gone through the first three steps of pre-writing, and now we're ready to write some actual words!
go with the flow: creating a sense of flow in your writing process
Getting into a state of creative flow is essential to the writing process. Here are a few factors that help me find my flow.
setting a timer: how word sprints can help you fast draft your novel
I’ve participated in Nanowrimo every year since 2006, so I’m no stranger to fast-drafting a novel. One of the great concepts Nanowrimo introduced me to is the idea of word sprints, and I’ve been able to use word sprints outside of Nanowrimo in order to fast draft novels any time of year.
the long-awaited nanowrimo wrap-up post
I've been quiet about Nanowrimo this year, not for any reason other than that I've been so busy trying to finish the story!
Nanowrimo 2018 Week 3 – oops, Week 4 Update
The struggle is real.
Nanowrimo 2018 Week 2 Update
Whoa, I'm halfway there... Whoa-oh, livin' on a prayer!
Nanowrimo 2018 Week 1 Update
15K and climbing!
Nanowrimo 2018 cover story
I really like making covers for books I haven't written yet.
when your idea was already someone else’s
I had an idea. And now I'm reading a book with the same idea.
how the heck did they go to the bathroom??? and other questions asked while writing historical fiction
To date I have about 8 different novels that can be classified as historical fiction, in varying states of completion. For Nanowrimo, I am writing a novel that takes place shortly after the Reign of Terror in France. And this isn't the first time that I've had to research historical bathroom habits. The drawback to … Continue reading how the heck did they go to the bathroom??? and other questions asked while writing historical fiction