• Winning at NaNoWriMo: How to Write a 50k Novel in 30 Days (Guest Post)
    Guest Writers,  NaNoWriMo

    Winning at NaNoWriMo – How to Write a 50k Novel in 30 Days

    Guest Post by Grady Pruitt. It’s Halloween. The kids have gone to bed. Your spouse is asleep. But you’re wide awake. Full of anticipation. NaNoWriMo is about to begin. Time seems to drag. Midnight seems as if it will never get there. You have committed to writing 50,000 words or more in the next 30 days. You’re not quite sure why, but that sounded like a fun idea. Especially when you sit down and realize all you need is 1,667 words a day to reach your goal. Tick. Tock. The laptop is ready. Tick. Tock. The notes are on the desk. Tick. Tock. Will it ever begin?

  • Guest Writers,  On Writing

    Writing Tips – How To Harness Personal Experiences

    Guest post by Infideas. I’ll bet when Proust was dipping his pastries in his tea that morning the last thing he expected was his whole life to flash before his eyes. Yet this goes to show just how many memories there are in each of us, a vast tidal wave of experience that could break at any time and flood back into our present consciousness. These memories – these stories – are what give us the power to write realistically and evocatively. The key is learning how to harness them. YESTERDAY… All your troubles seemed so far away. And not just your troubles either. Memory is like that: how are…

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    Fear of completion

    This post brought to you by Straight Talk. All opinions are 100% mine. I opened my Writing folder on my netbook and found more unfinished projects than I could recall. I wonder what could be the reason behind my fear of completing my works. My heart aspires to their completion indeed! Could that be my low self-esteem coming to hit my creative side at the best of its performance? Could be the fear of rejection? Could be anything, but I need to seek a solution to this problem. Straight Talk is suggesting more cellphone-involving stories to my mind. Should I listen to it? I’ve talked about this wonderful phone plan…