For National Novel Writing Month, participants need to write 50,000 words in order to win. The prizes include a certificate you can print, bragging rights, and some offers from the various sponsors like Scrivener and CreateSpace. In the seven years that I’ve been a participant, I’ve seen all sorts of strategies. Sure, there are the… Continue reading How to Add to Your Word Count for NaNoWriMo Without Killing Your Plot
Tuesday was a pretty dismal day for writing. I only managed 700-something words, which was atrocious compared to the previous two days. I ran into the problem because I a) left off in an uneventful moment rather than an action infused one, b) did not do much world building before beginning this project, and c) still… Continue reading What to do When You Get Stuck During NaNoWriMo
I forgot to mention earlier that November tends to be a very writing centered month for me due to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I also post only once a week at most due to the added commitment that NaNoWriMo presents. I hope that you have the patience with me to continue following even if… Continue reading A Sidenote to my Followers About November
NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month, is quickly approaching. I’ve won six times now, which I suppose gives me enough knowledge to provide information that would help others win. I’ve had several people ask me what advice I have, so here they are: 8 short and simple tips to improve your odds of… Continue reading 8 Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo
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Raveek tried not to show his impatience as his younger sister, Lareen, looked at herself in the mirror. She brushed her hair yet again and pursed her lips.
“You look fine,” he told her.
“Today is a big deal. I want to look better than fine,” she countered. She put on more makeup and then appeared to take it off with a small rag.
He sighed and sat down her bed. Today may have taken him an extra five minutes to get ready. Maybe. “We’re going to be late at this rate. You look beautiful without the makeup. If you look any more beautiful, people will think you’re a goddess.”
She smiled at him in the mirror. “Won’t you make your future wife happy?”
“Yes, yes, now can we go?”