When I think of Halloween, I remember crisp evenings going door to door with my parents, siblings, and friends. We had jacko-lantern candy baskets and said “Trick or treat!” in our cute little outfits that varied. Some looked like they were straight out of a fairytale, movie, or story. It was a lovely time to just spend with family and friends. Also remember watching Halloween Town with my siblings. That was such an awesome movie!
But, since it is HALLOWEEN TODAY… what’s that mean for WRITERS?
What normal person writes 50,000 words in ONE month?
YES… WAY OVERRATED. I don’t like the word normal.
I am going to write a book this November. I can’t tell you too much about it at the moment, because it’s my secret project! But I really can’t wait to share more with you about it!
Are you writing a book this month?
If so, Tweet me and we can have a writing sprint together!
I did it!!!!
Yep, I finished the edit for The Mason of Hearts! You got it, I am excited! Very!
Now, I can catch up with NaNoWriMo.
I am so excited about the story I am writing for NaNoWriMo. The world is so much more different than the one in The Mason of Hearts. But, if I must admit it – I miss writing The Mason of Hearts – one of my protagonists tried entering my NaNo Novel. I had to back up and tell him to go back to The Mason of Heart’s land. Tough – it must mean I am used to my characters from The Mason of Hearts and that I don’t want to stop writing about them. Well, I won’t because there will be two more where that came from, so he has plenty of time left. Continue reading “The Mason of Hearts Edit is Done! “
A red nose.
Coughing that hurts.
A warm cup of mint tea sits next to my computer.
That’s right… I am sick. I’m sure you know the feeling!
Whenever November comes around, I pray I won’t get sick – first off because being sick is never fun. Also, because it throws you off your schedule. Continue reading “NaNoPrep Blog Series Part 4 – Staying Healthy As a Writer”
Are You Ready For MORE Character NaNoPrep?
1.) Get Together With Other Writers
•Have everyone sit around and ask a question (take turns. Example: what do you hate?)
•After asking the question, everyone should spend 2-3 mins (Set the timer!) answering the questions from your character’s point of view. (Write it out in your notebook!)
•When the time is up, take turns reading what you wrote in your character’s voices.
•Let your character come to life!
Continue reading “NaNoPrep Blog Series Part 3 – More On Character”
The woods always inspire me. In this November’s Nano novel, the woods will be of a huge importance to the characters in my novel. The picture to my right are the woods behind my house. Aren’t they beautiful? I love it!
So, TODAY for the NanoPrep I want to encourage you to think about your characters.
Be Your Character For A Day.
This doesn’t mean you have to be, be, be your character.
Some Ways You Can Be Your Character… Without Being Them
Continue reading “NaNoPrep Blog Series Part 2 – Be Your Character”
Oh… and if you are doing NanoWrimo, be sure to add me as a buddy. I will add you back. Here is my name: devinberglund
If you want to sign up for NanoWrimo, you can do it here! 🙂
It’s come to that time of the year again.
The time when writers from all around the world gather in word and spirit at their computers, mind maps, notebooks, maps, and story timelines.
That time is known as NanoPrep.
Today I’d like to speak about Researching. Research is very important. Especially when you are writing about things that are real.
Do You Know What You Want To Write?
*Raises hand and jumps up and down esthetically* I do!! Continue reading “NanoPrep Blog Series Part 1 – Research”
As you all know, I recently started a writer’s group with another lady in the FM area. It was lovely to gather with others who love to write! I want to share with you some things I learned about setting up the first meeting for a writer’s group. Keep reading though, because after I am sharing my NanoWrimo Survival Kit and a blog tour schedule for this week! I will update my webpage tomorrow with the full schedule for October 20th-31st!
Things to do for a great first writer’s group meeting:
1.) Meet up in a nice comfortable place
2.) Introduce yourselves, so you feel comfortable with everyone.
3.) Be sure to mention if you’ve been in a writing group before and share how your other ones were run and figure out what you and the others want from the group meetings.
4.) Just be open with everyone. Share your knowledge and they will share theirs.
Continue reading “NaNo Survival Kit & My Writer’s Group Update”