Reflections on my First #NaNoWriMo

Reflections on my First #NaNoWriMo

It’s December 1st, which means that midnight last night was pencils down and check your word count for hundreds of thousands of writers participating in NaNoWriMo. For once, I was one of them. I didn’t manage to write 50,000 words, but I did knock out a little over 21,000. And … Continue reading

The Writing Don’ts

The Writing Don’ts

During his “Redline Your Writing” talk at the 2011 Write-Brained Network Writing Workshop, David L. Robbins gave attendees his list of “Don’ts” — things to avoid to make your stories their best. 1. Don’t switch POV in the middle of a scene. I mentioned this one in my post “The … Continue reading

The Telling is Separate from the Story

The Telling is Separate from the Story

In my last post I covered what David L. Robbins taught us about the first half of being a storyteller — the story — during his “Redline your Writing” talk at the 2011 Write-Brained Network Writing Workshop. Today we’re going to focus on what David said about the second half … Continue reading