Writing Fear Free: In the Aftermath of NaNoWriMo

Congratulations on completing your novel!   You are officially a novelist!   Isn’t that cool?   I’m sure a great many of you are ready to put the book in a drawer and forget about it for a little while. Spending a month working that intensely can cause burnout, and that’s OK. Take a break if you need […]

Writing Fear Free: NaNoWriMo Week 3

Last week, I fell off my horse, and it was the first time I could not get right back in the saddle. In fact, for a few minutes, I couldn’t move. Along with a bruised tailbone, I chipped a bit of bone off my elbow. It hurt. Now, I’m only able to type with one hand. I have to […]

Writing Fear Free: Nanowrimo Week 1

The big day is here! It’s time to begin your Nanowrimo novel! Yippee! One thing that helps me out when I’m in the beginning phases of writing is remembering that even though writing is an art, it is also a science. There is a particular structure that makes for a pleasurable reading experience and pulls […]

Writing Fear Free: National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo: talk about a silly acronym. (I suppose it’s pronounceable, so it’s not an initialism, in case you’re a stickler.) It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it’s slogan is “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon.” I am all for it. Basically, this organization brings together aspiring writers and offers support and a […]