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NaNoWriMo Week 1: Let’s Go!

NaNoWriMo Week 1: Let’s Go!

Happy NaNoWriMo day!  Have you all gotten to a great start?  Got that excitement fueling your writing?  Build on that excitement and write as much as you can this week.  The more words you can bank now, the bigger cushion you’ll have for later in the month if you need it. By the end of […]

Posted November 2, 2011 by twoamwriter in Writing / 5 Comments
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NaNoWriMo Prep Week 4: Make a Plan

NaNoWriMo Prep Week 4: Make a Plan

On the surface, NaNoWriMo might look deceptively easy: write 1667 words a day? No problem! Or maybe it looks impossible: write 50,000 words in 30 days? No way! Either way, the best chance for winning NaNoWriMo is to make a plan you can stick with.  Maybe you can whip out 1667 words in an hour. […]

Posted October 25, 2011 by twoamwriter in Writing / 0 Comments
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NaNoWriMo Prep Week 3: Plot & Structure

NaNoWriMo Prep Week 3: Plot & Structure

We’ve talked about character; now let’s talk plot and structure. It’s hard to talk about outlining without overlapping into structure, so some of the links are a repeat.  Again, how much planning for plot and structure you do ahead of time will depend on your personal preference. Outliners like me will feel better about having […]

Posted October 18, 2011 by twoamwriter in Writing / 2 Comments
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NaNoWriMo Prep Week 2: Characters

NaNoWriMo Prep Week 2: Characters

Some people start their stories with a plot ideas. Others start with a character in mind. I’m going to talk about character first, simply because that’s the way I write. Next week we’ll talk about plot. Even if you don’t plan on outlining for NaNoWriMo, you’ll need at least a main character to start with. […]

Posted October 11, 2011 by twoamwriter in Writing / 4 Comments
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Writing Prompt: NaNoWriMo 2011!

Writing Prompt: NaNoWriMo 2011!

What is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.  The goal is to write  a novel of at least 50,000 words during the month of November. Yes, 50,000 words in 30 days!  It’s a little stressful, a bit crazy, and a whole lot of fun! Check out the official website for more details. So […]

Posted October 3, 2011 by twoamwriter in Writing / 3 Comments
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Writing Prompt: In the Beginning…

Writing Prompt: In the Beginning…

Most writers either love or hate writing the beginning of their stories.  Some feel intimidated by the blank screen or paper.  Others are so excited to start their story that the words just start flowing. Three Act Structure All stories have a beginning, middle, and end.  If you’re paying attention, you can tell when a […]

Posted August 18, 2011 by twoamwriter in Writing / 2 Comments
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That Was Then… Writing Prompt Entries

That Was Then… Writing Prompt Entries

Here are the entries from the That Was Then writing prompt: From our staff member Steph, an excerpt of her work-in-progress novel: http://stephanielawton.com/2011/06/03/novel-novice-writing-prompt-flashbacks/ This excerpt is from an original story written by Regina Brownell: http://reggiesrealramblings.blogspot.com/2011/06/vampire-prom-by-r-brownell-novel-novice.html This anonymous entry is also from an original story. An original story by OpenCloseDesu:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7182136/1/Waiting_like_Forever How did our authors do?  Were the transitions […]

Posted July 20, 2011 by twoamwriter in Writing / 0 Comments
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Writing Prompt: That Was Then…

Writing Prompt: That Was Then…

Our That Was Then writing prompt is still going!  Nearly every longer story has at least one flashback in order to give the reader insight to the character’s past.  The key to writing flashbacks is in the transitions. Our writing prompts are usually due on the 15th of every other month, however there will be […]

Posted July 3, 2011 by twoamwriter in Uncategorized, Writing / 1 Comment
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