Posts Tagged ‘productivity’

What I learned at NaNoWriMo

Posted on: December 2nd, 2009 by Sam

I know. I’ve already written one blog about Writer’s Block and another about how to use a Simple Outline, but now NaNoWriMo is officially done and over. The official status of my manuscript is 37,796 words. In the “official” standards of NaNoWriMo, I didn’t “Win”. You win by finishing 50,000 words in one month. However, […]

Story Skeleton; A Simple Seven-Step Outline

Posted on: November 27th, 2009 by Sam

Every writer is different. But for those of us who need a simple outline, for the sake of making sure nothing is missing in our story, I’ve adopted a Seven-Step Outline from Dan Wells’ Blog. Hook Plot Step 1 Pinch Midpoint Plot Step 2 Pinch Resolution I’ll give you an example of how to use […]

Pandemic; Writer’s Block

Posted on: November 25th, 2009 by Sam

Participating in NaNoWriMo, so far, has been a day-by-day learning experience, with a huge curve. One of the largest learning curves was learning to deal with this horrible disease we aspiring writers call “Writer’s Block”. I’ve discovered four strains of the disease, which each effected me in turn in my attempt to write my first […]

Writing… Again!

Posted on: September 25th, 2009 by Sam

Yeah. So I’m writing this blog as an answer to my own ramblings just two blogs ago. Let me give you a moment to wrap your head around that and catch up… ok here we are. Welcome! I don’t know how many of you read this, but I’m keeping you posted anyway because… that’s what […]