NaNoWriMo 2017 Getting Social – Word of the Day Challenge Day 4

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We’re four days into NaNoWriMo now – how are we all feeling? I’ve hit a stumbling block in terms of real life getting in the way. I read someone say on Twitter before Nano started, that they prayed the real life responsibility gods left us alone during November, I guess they didn’t leave me aloneRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017 Writing Inspiration – Word of the Day Challenge Day 3

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Day 3 already, how’s it looking? I bring you your Word of the Day challenge. As I write this, it’s the second day of NaNo (I know I wrote this SLIGHTLY in advance, neat, huh?) and I’m seriously considering changing my idea, again. Now, I heart my idea, I really do. I’ve been working on itRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017 Writing Research – Word of the Day Challenge Day 2

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Hello day 2 of NaNo! I’m here with your word of the day and some NaNo advice about research. I spent far too long last night preparing for this blog series instead of writing my novel, so I’m a tad behind finishing day 1 with just under 2,500. It’s been ages since I’ve written soRead more

NaNoWriMo Prep – What’s in a name?

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  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare I wrote this post a few years ago but decided to resurface it as it’s that time of year again – NaNoWriMo! When creating these fictional worlds of ours, there is something thatRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo – It’s upon us

For some it has already arrived! For others it is a mere few hours or half a day away! ARE YOU READY? No matter if you have planned to perfection or are pantsing it! There is a huge community of us out there to support you in many ways! Firstly I’d like to tell youRead more

Writing Tips: To kill or not to kill

There is one thing that can either be daunting or addictive to writers, and that is murder. Albeit fictional, you’ve brought this person into the world, named them, given them a history, a personality and perhaps love. Happy is boring – we all know that. So to kill or not to kill? How easy isRead more

Writing Tips – What’s in a name?

  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare     When creating these fictional worlds of ours, there is something that permeates every aspect of the writing process, and that is name creation. Though it’s not just naming characters, oh no!Read more

Writing Tips – Who ARE they?

So you have your entire novel planned for camp NaNoWriMo, down to each inciting incident and plot climax. Nothing to do now but wait until April to write the thing, right? Not quite.  Character development is something that is hugely important when writing, something many writers overlook. I have a question for you: How wellRead more

Writing Tips – Taglines

What’s in a tagline? I’ve always hated writing them, and have only ever done so for university projects, where I never gave them much thought. So. I gave this some thought, I wrote numerous different taglines, and it made me realise things about my story I had not considered before. For example, my MC isRead more

Your creative retreat awaits…

It’s nearly April, which means it’s nearly time for Camp Nano! What is Camp Nano?! I hear you cry! Well it’s like NaNoWriMo – only it is it’s fun cousin that comes out in the spring and summer! http://campnanowrimo.org/ Well, what is NaNoWriMo for that matter? National Novel Writing Month that takes place every November.Read more