In this last Writing Wednesday before NaNoWriMo begins I think I have finally settled on which story idea that was banging around my head I will attempt to tackle in the upcoming month. I have long been fascinated by steampunk novels, though to be honest I do not understand steam technology as well as I … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 Prep – A Final Installment
NaNoWriMo is fast approaching and I posted a few weeks ago about an idea I have been playing with about doing a modern version of Martin Luther, using Edward Snowden as an example. Instead of Luther posting 95 theses against practices of the Catholic Church and eventually sparking a Protestant Reformation and subsequent peasant revolts, … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: NaNoWriMo 2014 – What am I going to write?
November is coming up soon and that means NaNoWriMo is upon us once again. I have been participating in NaNoWriMo for years now, though only once have I actually managed to write 50,000 words in the thirty days. Still, the purpose of NaNoWriMo, for me, is to keep writing. It is less about writing good … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: A NaNoWriMo preview — 2014
I have been thinking again about planning a novel, hopefully in preparation for NaNoWriMo this year. I was successful with NaNoWriMo in 2010, but have not participated since, and I would like to give it a go again this year. One of the main things I have been working on planning and outlining before writing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013 prep : On Magic
I was reading a favorite book of mine the other day, The Belgariad, and at the end was the page with a brief bio about the author, David Eddings. It mentioned that he started writing the fantasy series as a way of working out his own ideas as to what epic fantasy should be. … Continue reading On Villiany, part two
Last November I participated in NaNoWriMo, and I actually won! Which means that I wrote 50,000 words in a 30-day period. That still boggles my mind. And as I have thought about it I have come to a few conclusions as to how it was possible that I could write so much in so short … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Principles at Work
I know that I have barely finished NaNoWriMo 2010 (and by finish, I mean that I wrote 50,000 words. I had every intention of revising, but as I read it again, I realized it needs so much more work than just revision. I will save this away as a possible rough draft outline of a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2011: A preview