Advice for NaNoWriMo newbies

So it’s almost November – which means National Novel Writing Month. I’ve done and won this seven times now. (No, I’m not obsessed…) If you’ve decided to sign up for the first time and take a crack at it, here’s some advice for you: Writing 1667 words in one day is not the hard part. […]

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Review of the Year

It was Year Two in 2012, my second year as a published author and I was working hard on building my backlist. January was a good start to the year, and the backlist building, seeing my first ever print release – Liar’s Waltz became available in paperback. Meanwhile I was working hard on final edits […]

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Why NaNoWriMo is not about writing

(Originally published elsewhere. Now revised and updated.) NaNoWriMo is not about writing. What am I on about? National Novel Writing Month, a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, isn’t about writing? Aren’t the words “novel” and “writing” kind of a giveaway? Okay, let me explain what I’ve concluded, from doing NaNoWriMo […]

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