Hey everyone! I've been talking about the 15-Beat method for outlining a novel for a while, and it seemed like some of you were curious about it... so here we go! A few points that I want to hit before we start: The 15-Beat Method, also known as "Blake Snyder's Beat Sheet" is a fairly… Continue reading The 15-Beat Method for Writers: My Thoughts!
Hello everyone! YUP. You heard me right. I feel like I've been writing Never Forget for the LONGEST time (though, actually, it's only been 2.5 months which is quick for me) and I am finally done. DONE. Phew. That was a tough process. Don't get me wrong, I loved this novel to bits. I loved… Continue reading I finished my WIP!!!! (& a snippet)
Hello everyone! How is it going? I am very barely alive... BUT (and it's a very big but!!!) I WON NANOWRIMO!!!!!! Hahaha yes! November was a crazy hectic month, in terms of writing, work, and life. (Unfortunately life doesn't pause just because of a little huge writing challenge, right!?) In addition to starting my WIP Never… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 Debrief // What helped & what didn’t
By D.A. Smith You’re reading this because you just spent 30 days working on a 50,000-word novel for NaNoWriMo, and time is up. Congratulations! You wrote an average of 1,667 words per day, in November. This was no small feat. Especially, if you have a full-time gig or a family to tend to. Now, that… Continue reading GUEST POST: NaNoWriMo – What Happens Now?
Hello everyone! Wow, is it me or does this moment feel... surreal!? On one hand, I canNOT believe that we are already halfway through November, because it felt just like yesterday when I was still telling everyone how excited and nervous I was for Nanowrimo to start! On the other hand, I felt like it's… Continue reading Nano Day 15 Check-In // 7 Tips for Getting Un-Stuck
Hello everyone! Today we are at day 7 of Nanowrimo and... (gasp) almost 1/4 of the way through! Are you taking part in Nanowrimo? If so, how has the first week been? I am proud to say that I'm surviving! Hurrah!!!! This past week has been a rollercoaster for me, physically, mentally and emotionally. I… Continue reading NaNo Day 7 Check-In // My first write-in experience!
Hey everyone! Did everyone notice that it's October!? DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!? Oc·to·ber äkˈtōbər/ noun the tenth month of the year; also known as Preptober, the month when writers begin to freak out about their writing projects for the National Novel Writing Month. I've heard from many of you who are doing Nanowrimo this… Continue reading 8 Tips for Writing a Novel (for busy people)