The Journal: Another DWS Kickstarter

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * A couple of comments * Another DWS Kickstarter * Back to NaNoWriMo * Of Interest * The Numbers Quote of the Day “I’ve never written a novel in 30 days (as if!) but I did do NaNoWriMo to write 500-1000 words a day of my then-WIP and it really got me over a hump.” Kathleen McCleary A couple of comments The above quote is from an article that says if you want to “win” NaNoWriMo, it’s easy: Just change the definition of “win.” That advice is right up there with taking … Read more

The Journal: NaNoWriMo Approacheth

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Topic: NaNoWriMo Approacheth, Slouching… * I’m writing again * Of Interest * The Numbers Quotes of the Day “It is the writer that creates a story that will sell … if the writer allows himself to be in the story with the character.” Dean Wesley Smith Topic: NaNoWriMo Approacheth, Slouching Toward Keyboards Everywhere Forgive me the following. I’m going to get a little snarky. In an article in Kobo Writing Life yesterday, the author advised writers to “prepare” for NaNoWriMo. The article suggests writers 1. Plot their outline 2. Do a … Read more

The Journal: Write Sloppy?

In today’s Journal * Yesterday * Topic: Write Sloppy? Umm, No. * Today * Of Interest * The Numbers Yesterday, I wrote a few hundred words, then took a break. I meant to come back and write more, but I didn’t. I also read Dan Baldwin’s bloggette, “Advice Worth Ignoring, in which he related a tale about a successful author who advised beginning writers to “Just write a bad book. Start with something that’s subpar, and learn. It’s extremely fulfilling….” Honestly, that infuriated me. And it quickly gave rise to today’s topic. Topic: Write Sloppy? Umm, No. As a successful … Read more