Nano is done for another year but now comes the question, what do I do with my novel? Here are some thoughts on the publication of your newly minted masterwork.
Writing short stories is a great way to build and flex your writing muscles. The short format also allows for experimentation in ways that longer forms do not.
Ah yes, purple prose … Just what the heck is that, anyway?
Some thoughts on writing worth pondering by Michael Ventura as shared by Kelley Eskridge.
Everyone eventually comes up with their own personal writing rules and define your unique style. To help with that, we study others people’s rules. I think it helps to look at the rules of those writers who have been successful. Few have been more successful than J.K. Rowling. Here are her eight rules.
The old saying about the inmates running the asylum may be true in some instances where your characters have led you into places that make no sense and have nothing to do with the plot you sat down to write, but … they can also take you places you had not dared to go before and your writing ascends to a new level. Let the battle between plotters and pantsers continue. There is room for both in the wild and wacky world of writing.
At this stage of NaNoWriMo, depression may be setting in for some of you. Here are some thoughts from Joanna Penn who has dealt with it that may help you cope with it.