Greetings WriNoShores and other assorted writer friends!
How about a little warm-up to this year’s NaNoWriMo?
Most of you will have found us through NaNoWriMo, but for those you dragged here by a friend or happenstance, and unfamiliar with this awesome event…read this.
Pantser, Plotter, or Hybrid
For those new to the concepts…a pantser is someone who writes on the fly, a plotter makes decision about their story and and characters before they write, and a hybrid is somewhere in between. How you approach novel writing is personal, and takes time to discover.
My advise is to read about your favorite author’s process. Two books I recommend are Stephen King’s On Writing and Elizabeth George’s Write Away. Both are masters in their genres, and attack writing from very different perspectives.
I’m going to keep this post short and poll you on the Facebook Page as to what subjects you might like to delve into, or questions you might have about writing, and NaNoWriMo. Feel free to ask here too if FB isn’t your thing. Or follow us on Twitter.
More info for newbies and prepping for this November event can be found here on the NaNoWriMo website.
Ask the Expert: Skye Wentworth, Publicist.
Here’s a terrific interview from author Edith Maxwell, member of the Newburyport Writers Group, from her blog series-Ask the Expert.
Woot! Wednesday Woo is back for 2015!
I considered changing the title and focusing on something other than linking to information I find helpful or interesting, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
A reminder of the topics cover in 2014: Research, Criticism, Advice From Writers, Process, Resistance, Structure, Book Covers, Professionals, Procrastination, The End?, Beta Readers, Success, Business of Writing, More Business of Being a Writer, Plotting, Writing Communities, Writing Communities-Online, Music to Write By. I’ll start this year off with a few questions.What can I do to help you? Is there a topic you’d like to suggest for the Wednesday Woo? Is there a topic I already covered that you’d like to see expanded on?I personally would like to find out more about the editing process, so look for that post soon.