NaNoWriMo 2016 Word Count Badges

I made some little NaNoWriMo word count badges to keep me motivated. Please feel free to use them and share them around.

It’s NaNoWriMo time again

  Yep, another year has flown by and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is once again upon us. I’ve updated my writing goal calendar for 2016, you can find the PDF links bellow. The generally accepted recommendation is to do 1667 words per day, while this is a great target generally, I find that Nano…

NaNoWriMo Calendars

Planning on doing NaNoWriMo 2015? Then you need a calendar to count off those days and, more importantly, that word count. I’ve created two printable calendars that will help you win NaNo2015. The first calendar is your default 1667 words per day. This is your NaNo stock-standard word count goal. You can check off the…

Featured List

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NaNoWriMo trials and tribulations

I’m struggling, I’m not afraid to admit it. I was supposed to spend Sunday family & responsibility free to write, write, write… and I failed. I couldn’t brain a single line of text to contribute towards my story. Monday, also a fail. I wrote less then a thousand words yesterday, and none of it towards…

What’s a chapter? What’s a scene?

What’s a scene? The simplest scene takes place in one location, one setting, at one point in time and all of this is from one characters point of view (POV). A more complicated scene might take place in multiple settings over multiple periods in time and even more then one POV, but that’s seriously complicating…

NaNoWriMo starts today

I may have mentioned, just a few times recently, that I’m participating in Novembers National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I’m pledging to write 50,000 words of a novel in one month along with hundreds, or thousands of others around the world. This past month I’ve spent planning the plot for my novel. That’s right, I’m…

Writing habit

I woke up this morning and realised that NaNoWriMo starts in a few more weeks (November 1st). I participated in Camp NaNo at the start of the year and thought I’d do the second one back in June but failed. Both of these camps were to help me prepare for November and now that time is…

Metamorphosing Myth

“He stole our eye you know?”

Poof! goes your manuscript

Did you know that some ingenious folks, earlier this year, started a campaign called “World Backup Day“? They thought the issue of backing up your files was so important, it warranted a campaign to promote it. Every writer, professional, student or hobbits should and can backup there work, and if the don’t, they risk loosing all of it. I had over 300 GB of…

The Necklace

(My second piece as part of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction… by Tara L Masih)   I loved that necklace. It was my “go-to” item of clothing when I had a date or an important meeting, or when I just wanted to cheer myself up with a bit of bling….

Finding Inspiration

Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania and Melpomene. Recognise their names? They are the eight muses from Greek mythology. Unfortunately for us, they are just an awesome ancient story and will not come and sit beside you guiding your work. Finding inspiration is part of the writers craft. It’s something that may suddenly…