From Dream to Published Novel

Less than 24 hours to Nanowrimo

And I pulled a stupid stunt. The story I had pretty well mapped out about a month ago, just didn’t have that spark.  So Thursday I decided that I wouldn’t make it if I had to write that story right now – the outline wasn’t finished, I kept trying to add characters, and the plot dragged.  So I’ll plot doctor…

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From Dream to Published Novel

Nanowrimo 2009!!!

Okay, so at this point in the year, I am out of any concept of editing existing novels and planning my next one.  (Very cool and strange to say “next novel”!). Nanowrimo is coming in November and I’ve been plotting already. I took a crappy outline from a couple years ago and am working hard to get the rest of…

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From Dream to Published Novel

There is no spoon

Or if you prefer Kung Fu Panda, there is no secret ingredient. In writing, it took me an insane number of years and books and classes to find that, really, there is no secret ingredient to crack the code of writing a novel. Okay, already I’ll take that back. The secret is that the first novel you write will inevitably…

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