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‘8 Unusual ways to boost your writing productivity’ – NY Book Editors

As a writer, you’ve probably experienced ebbs and flows in terms of writing productivity.

Some days, no one can  rip you away from your notebook or computer. You’ll write so much that your fingers will cramp, your eyes will grow tired and your stomach will growl– but none of that matters because you’re in “the groove”.

Then there are times…

You spend all day looking for inspiration. You’ll embrace all distractions, and then lament the fact that you haven’t gotten any writing done. You’ll feel stressed out, disappointed and in “a funk”.

What if I told you there’s a way to boost your daily writing productivity and then keep it on an even keel?

For more information click here

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NaNoWriMo – The ultimate creative writing challenge

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Fancy yourself a writer? Dreamed of writing that book…one day…well why wait!

It’s time for the ultimate creative writing challenge during National Novel Writing Month.

Are you ready for this?!

On 1 November people from all around the world will start with the goal of writing a 50000 word novel by midnight on 30 November.

That’s right! You get to be part of an international movement to get writers all around the world to do what they do best… write! Sounds like a lot of pressure but get this…you aren’t competing with anyone but yourself. You can make use of support groups and motivational resources as much as you want  and you don’t even have to show anyone your work. All you have to do is write!

Keen?! Well sign up on the Nanowrimo website by clicking here. What’s more…it’s FREE!

I will also be starting a Scribbles & Giggles NaNoWriMo support group where we can:

  • Share our ideas and get feedback
  • Organize fun writing sessions and explore the cafes of Prague
  • Share resources
  • Give and gain support

Anyone interested? Please sign up to the Scribbles & Giggles NaNoWriMo group in our Facebook group.

 

 

 

 

 

Writing resources

The Snowflake Method

snowflake-wallpaper-2Many of us struggle with organizing our thoughts before we start writing – putting pen to paper is not an easy task. In this article, Randy Ingermanson shares his favourite method to get the ball point pen rolling…

Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction.

Frankly, there are a thousand different people out there who can tell you how to write a novel. There are a thousand different methods. The best one for you is the one that works for you.

In this article, I’d like to share with you what works for me. I’ve published six novels and won about a dozen awards for my writing. I teach the craft of writing fiction at writing conferences all the time. One of my most popular lectures is this one: How to write a novel using what I call the “Snowflake Method.

Click this link for the rest of the article: www.advancedfictionwriting.com

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April 24: NaNoWriMo 5K in 1 week challenge

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NaNoWriMo is most famous for giving writers a reason to write a novel in one month every November. But wait! There’s more…

This community also provides great writing resources, a interactive writing community and organises writing camps all through the magical world of the interwebs. If you aren’t a member already…join now! No really…right now… click here.

Their next April camp competition (The #5K1Week Challenge!) starts tomorrow!

The challenge is to write 5000 in one week. Challenge accepted?