Category Archives: What I’m writing

Starting to Write a New Book

Starting to write a new book is easy for one reason Starting to write a new book. Ah. It’s equivalent to starting to read a new book. Fresh pages. The lure of excitement, of unknown adventures. The courtship between you and the main characters (good or evil). The blush of starting new. The #1 reason…

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Prepare for NaNoWriMo:Plotting

Prepare for NaNoWriMo:Plotting Last week, I wrote about using archetypes to create characters in anticipation of NaNoWriMo in November. My project next month is a retelling of Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolfe as a romance. I’ve already established a world in Snow White and the Eighth Dwarf (available in January) that I…

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Prepare for NaNoWriMo:Characters

Prepare for NaNoWriMo Nothing strikes terror into the heart of a writer more than the phrase, “prepare for NaNoWriMo” unless it’s actually taking part in NaNo. What is NaNo? From their website: “National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.  On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of…

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