Monthly Archives: November 2014

NaNoWriMo 11/30 NaNoWriMo Winners on “The End”

“There’s a lot of giggling to yourself, partially because by this point you’ve become slightly mad, but I think also because you’re free to really take yourself less seriously.” ~Ryan Dunsmuir “When week four shows up, I grit my teeth.

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NaNoWriMo 11/29 The World Needs Your Novel

“The world needs your novel.” “You have a book in you that only you can write. Your story matters. The world will be richer for you seeing the crazy creative escapade through to 50,000 words.” Standard:  48,343 Get your own

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NaNoWriMo 11/28 Well, What Did You Expect???

“Make no mistake, you will be writing a lot of crap.” “The first step in writing a good book:  giving yourself permission to write a bad book.” “They’re called rough drafts for a reason. No one gets a novel totally

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NaNoWriMo 11/27 Thankful for Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the finer things in life. It is a bonus that some chocolates come complete, not only with endorphin stimulating chemicals, but  affirmations printed on the label so that your spirit can be lifted as high as

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NaNoWriMo 11/26 Can I Give Up Now?

Absolutely NOT! In an interview Baty says: Don’t walk away from it now.      “If you’re thinking of giving up now because your book is an irredeemable piece of crap,” Baty warns, “know that every writer you admire has stood

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NaNoWriMo 11/25 Batyisms

The words of our Trailblazer Above my desk there hangs a NaNoWriMo poster that features the words of Chris Baty. Here are a few of those words, in no particular order. We can all do amazing, impossible things when given

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NaNoWriMo 11/24 Thirty-five Thousand

“The only thing remotely close to the emotional elation of hitting 50,000 words is reaching 35,000 words…. Thirty-five thousand words is where you get your third wind, and the writing from here on out will remind you of those breezy,

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