The Final Preparations for NaNoWriMo

The final countdown for NaNoWriMo is here. Are you prepared? Well, the good news is that you don’t need to be. I have drafted up some random scenes over the last few months. I summarized the parts I wanted to keep and added them to index cards then arranged them in the approximate order I…… Continue reading The Final Preparations for NaNoWriMo

When Can I Call Myself a Writer?

A couple of weekends ago was the Write on the Sound writer’s conference in the scenic Edmonds, WA. I’m always amazed how far people will travel for this little conference. It’s very affordable in a quaint and scenic location. My first year was last year, and I’m committed to going every year. It’s that good.…… Continue reading When Can I Call Myself a Writer?

The Impending Doom of NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again. National Novel Writing Month. This will be my second year, and I’ve already ordered my “winner” shirt, so now I don’t have a choice but to participate and finish with 50,000 words. I planned to write the second novel in my series. As I’ve been talking about in my…… Continue reading The Impending Doom of NaNoWriMo

The Decision of First Versus Third Person

All this time I’ve been writing my novel in third person. I figure, it seems like most commercial fiction is written in third person and people like it. The consensus seems to be that either people don’t read first person because they don’t like it, or they’ve just never encountered it so they have no…… Continue reading The Decision of First Versus Third Person