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    Novel Update

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Last month I made a post about doing a National Novel Writing Month in July. I thought I’d post about how last month went for me. I ended up writing a little over 36,000 words. This is in addition to my normal non-fiction writing I do as a freelancer. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. What’s really great is that I know where I’m going with the novel, so I am going to keep writing until it’s done. Today I bought a bunch of line and unlined index cards. I’m going to put a scene from the novel on each of the cards and pin…

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    July is National Novel Writing Month, for Me

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin This month I have decided to do my own little NANOWRIMO. Yes, I know that National Novel Writing Month is in November,  not July, but to hell with it! Every November, I promise myself that I will participate in writing a novel as a gift to myself, since my birthday is November 22. Every year I end up mad at myself because I don’t even start a novel, let alone finish one. It’s like saying, “Here’s your birthday present. Oh, the box is empty? Oh well.” I write non-fiction to pay the bills, so jumping into a work of fiction is difficult. I’ve programmed myself to produce for money. Yesterday, I…

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    Let’s Talk Fiction

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Let’s talk fiction. Do you ever read a novel and want to toss it on the floor and stomp on it? I had that feeling the other day. I was reading a novel from a popular author that is both prolific, and, well, rich from his work. So you’d think the book would be good, right? I wish. I often work as a freelance editor for fiction writers and I usually can’t turn it off when I’m reading a book for fun. So, of course, with this stinker my critic went into overdrive. What sends my stinker meter into the red? Here are some tips for new fiction…