You’ve got your plot outline. Your story notes. And approximately 54.3 liters of coffee. You’re going to write those 50,000 words in the next 30 days even if it kills you. You’re finally ready for NaNoWriMo. But NaNoWriMo isn’t just about word count. If your goal is simply to dump out 50,000 words of a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Countdown: What do you want out of NaNoWriMo?
We’re so excited to have one of our favorite people on the blog today–Julie C. Dao! So, story time! Julie and I actually met during Camp NaNo two years ago when were both invited to join the same cabin by a mutual friend. At the time, Julie was working on this book that sounded super… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Julie C. Dao
Recently, I’ve been in the middle of what I’m mentally calling a productivity marathon. I had a deadline I needed to meet and very little time to meet said deadline, so I hunkered down and got to work. As I’ve gotten closer to the finish line of this project, I’ve realized how many of my… Continue reading How to Focus When You’re On a Deadline
For the most part, when it comes to different parts of the writing process, I prefer revising to drafting. I’m the type of writer who enjoys shaping and polishing and digging deeper over getting raw words onto the page. But one thing that I don’t love about revising is how difficult it can be to… Continue reading Scrum Your Revisions
On any given day, I do a ton of reading. There’s my for-fun book on my commute to and from work. The unpublished manuscripts I read in the office as part of my job as a literary assistant. My after-hours beta reading for friends. And, yeah, okay, the occasional after-hours work reading, too — assistant… Continue reading The Top Five Reasons I Stop Reading a Manuscript
Can you believe we’ve already reached the halfway point of 2017? This feeling is familiar, like reaching the midway point of our novels when the adrenaline is fading and we’re at a standstill, not sure how we will ever get to the payoff. But take a moment to stop. Breathe. Acknowledge the baby milestones up… Continue reading Midway Report: What We’re Up To
Writer’s Block Party is honored to host Chapter One Young Writers’ Conference team member Katelyn Pettit, as part of their Ch1Con Blog Hop. For more information on Ch1Con go here: chapteroneconference.com. Hi everyone, My name is Katelyn and I am a writer, conference attendee, and host for Chapter One Young Writers Conference. I am so excited… Continue reading Ch1Con Blog Hop: Dreams vs. Goals