If you've been in the writing world longer than a millisecond, you've probably heard of NaNoWriMo. For those of you who are readers and not writers, it's short for National Novel Writing Month. Essentially the goal is to write a short novel (50,000 words) in the month of November. That breaks down to writing about … Continue reading To NaNo or Not to NaNo? That Is the Question.
The big moment has finally arrived. You've thought about characters,setting, story structure, and theme. You've created an outline or storyboard or list of scenes. You may even have had moments of panic, asking yourself, can I really do this? (Yes, you can!). Now it's time to tackle the first draft of your novel. And, might … Continue reading Novel Writing 101: 5 Tips for Nailing the First Draft
Welcome to summer, dear friends! Are you savoring the return of longer days and sunshine? Today I have a special treat for you - a guest post written by fabulous MG/ YA writer and homeschool mom, Laura L. Zimmerman. And since we've been working in this series on putting together all the pieces to write … Continue reading Five Courses of the Rough Draft: Are You Hungry Yet? A Guest Post by Laura L. Zimmerman