Browsing Archive: November, 2009

NaNoWriMo Victory!

Posted by Jo on Monday, November 30, 2009, In : Creative Writing 
Well, I've actually done it! 50,000 words of my novel written in just one month. Okay, it's very rough, but it's a start. A skeleton to flesh out. There are characters and scenes to insert, some plot holes to fill, some very dodgy dialogue to sort out. But I've enjoyed every minute; even the odd moments when characters pop up that you weren't expecting, and your heroine starts doing things that she shouldn't. It's a great experience - the freedom to write without your inner critic demolishing...
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Overheard in the library...

Posted by Jo Sennitt on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, In : Overheard in the library 
During a debate about the merits of recycling.... "You can't recycle your head into a Norwegian."
During a creative writing group.... "The ostrich attacked the crocodile. I tickled the farmer."
What can I say, it's been a random day!
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NaNoWriMo Mania!

Posted by Jo Sennitt on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, In : Creative Writing 
If you haven't come across NaNoWriMo yet, you're missing a great thing. NaNoWriMo - or National Novel Writing Month - is an American event rapidly going global. It's a creative writing challenge - to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. Yes, one month! The trick is it doesn't have to be any good. It just has to hit the word count.
The aim is to get people writing without worrying. There isn't time for the tyranny of the self-critic. You have to type and go. Every day. For an average of 1670...
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