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Free to download during national novel writing month! As far as I am concerned—if you register and write—you win NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) even if you don’t make 50,000 words. No questions asked! And I say that because I know writing is one of the most difficult things anyone can do. Life—and all that that entails—often gets in the way. Children, family, work, sport, a social life, other books, Facebook and A Game Of Thrones all conspire against you for writing time. That’s what The Secret Lives of Writers is free to download for NaNoWriMo. No email address required! It’s my gift to

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Sunday Best is a curated list of articles I’ve read over the past week or so that I find enlightening, educational or just plain interesting. This week’s focus is on writing and publishing, which is always of huge interest to me. Enjoy! What’s next with your NaNoWriMo project? The whole point of NaNoWriMo is to bang out 50,000 words across November. Quality doesn’t matter so much as quantity. So now you’ve got this… thing… that may or may not be a novel, or the start of a novel. What on earth do you do with it? Luckily, Joanna Penn has an

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A couple of weeks ago I posted about my failed attempt to participate in NaNoWriMo and how I decided to become a NaNoRebel and do NaBloPoMo instead. Given that we are more than half way through November, I thought I would give you an update as to how I’ve fared and what I’ve learned so far. Because I had specific goal in mind when I did my about-face, I’m pleased to report that this exercise has been very successful. You can read all the stuff I’ve been writing over at Delicious Scribblings. I’ve gotten back into the habit of writing

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It was only a couple of years ago – 2011 to be exact – that I discovered National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is fondly known. The idea is that every November, writers commit to starting – and finishing – a novel in that month. The aim is to write around 1,660 words a day, some 50,000 words all up. Some writers write more, some less. Some writers finish novels, some publish novels as a result, some give up only a few days in. I wasn’t ready to start or finish a novel in 2011, let alone commit

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It’s been a prolific month for me, writing-wise. And I have NaNoWriMo and NaNoBloPoMo to thank for it. I am glad I took part, because it made me realise how much I love – and missed – writing. Being able to write is a gift, and one I intend not to take for granted again. But I also learned a few things about me as a writer during this time. Writing for myself works for me I had the opportunity to write an article for a not-for-profit during November, and while I wrote a good article and made the deadline,

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I have been participating in NaNoWriMo, which, for the uninitiated, is National Novel Writing Month. Except I’m not writing a novel, I am blogging as part of NaBloPoMo, or National  Blog Post Month, an offshoot of NaNoWriMo. Apparently, I am what is known as a NaNoRebel – typical! ( I had never heard of NaNo Rebel or NaNoBloPoMo until a couple of Twitter friends [whom I also know in real life] explained the concept to me, so hat tip to @ShaiCoggins and @KamTiger. These ladies have also been my blogging cheer squad, along with @danaesinclair – thank you!). A NaNoRebel prefers to concentrate on

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