The first few weeks after my transplant, I was thinking of my donor and his family constantly. Maybe it is because the life they were living was a sharp contrast to mine.
Click here to Tweet and share it! At the end of a writing stint, stop before the ideas run out. Write a sentence or two about what happens next. Next time your fingers meet the keyboard, you already know where the story is headed.
Do what it takes to make it feel real.
Fill the sandbox, then make castles. I worship at the altar of NaNoWriMo. So often this writing stuff can just feel pretend. It exists in solitude. Some of it exists only in my head. The only thing I have to show for years of work is a huge Word document.
Sometimes when I do try to share it with people I feel crazy. So one gift of NaNoWriMo is its tangibility. There are pep talks. You watch your word count widget grow.
You share the experience with others.
I have a NaNoWriMo poster hanging in the stairwell of my house. NaNoWriMo helps ideas become things. I wrote 10, words in one day. It made me feel like I could do anything. I managed to win that year, too. Bask in the glory of victory.
NaNoWriMo helps you fill the sandbox. Includes 9 great resources for 1 heavily discounted price. Click here to order. Learn as you go. I had plenty of ideas, and many starts, but no completion.
Then one day my year-old daughter was given an assignment to write a 15,word novel for NaNoWriMo.This article is by Jessica Strawser, editor of Writer’s ph-vs.com more great writing advice, follow her on Twitter @JessicaStrawser.
The Editor's Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to ph-vs.com Before National Novel Writing Month starts on November 1, study these key tips on outlining.
It's the best way to find NaNoWriMo success. The world offers a lot of ways to become a writer. You can go to school for journalism or creative writing, get a Ph.D. and publish in journals, start a blog and turn it into a business, write a book and become famous The paths are innumerable.
Whatever kind of writer you want to be, you can. Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Ph.D. (WD Books): This book takes an interactive approach to help you complete your write-a-thon step by step, with expert instruction accompanied by spreadsheets to track your progress.
Writing Flash Fiction By G. W. Thomas. With the advent of the Internet, editors are looking for shorter works, more easily read on a computer screen.