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The Novel Dilemma – When should you quit your WIP?

I have a dilemma and I need your advice. I have a 79,000 word WIP and I think I’m on the verge of abandoning it for the foreseeable future. Here’s why: In November 2012, as part of Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month), I wrote almost…

15K in May – my next big challenge.

Am I mad?! Having just completed one challenge (the A-Z Blog Challenge) only yesterday, it’s time to move on to the next! This time it’s the 15K in May challenge (#15kinmay) and I will be updating you on my progress every Wednesday during May. Starting…

Z is for Zero – the word count no one wants to see!

When writing, keeping a tally of your daily word count can be a great tool to keep up the momentum. My first experience of this was last November, during NaNoWriMo where the aim is to write 50,000 words in a month. To achieve this you…

K is for Keep Moving – Write or Die!

Today’s writing metaphor comes courtesy of the shark. In case you’re not entirely au fait with animal biology, many sharks need to swim constantly to stay alive. It’s all to do with passing oxygen-rich water through their gills, but the only reason I mention it,…

NaNoWriMo – Why Everyone Should Try Writing a Novel in a month.

This is the story of how I surprised myself by writing 50,000 words of a novel in less than 30 days, and why I think everyone with even a passing interest in creative writing should give it a try at least once. I fell in…



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