Archive for the ‘NaNoWriMo’ Category

I’m strongly considering buying Write or Die‘s Desktop Edition. I used the web version all morning, but I find myself wishing I could save my work right there instead of copying and pasting little chunks from the web browser to my main document. It looks like the ten bucks would be well worth it: full customization of your own prodding, stats, interactive with other users.

We’ll see how desperate I get.

The nerves are getting to me. nano_understand

I’ve won NaNoWriMo five times. I know I’m capable of writing 50,000 words in a month. But, as always happens in late October, my eye twitches when I look at the calendar and realize November is close. Too close. (more…)

I took a moment to assemble some of my more useful links to writing resources and added them to my blog. You can check out the page here: NaNoWriMo Software and Help.

I’ll add more pages as I find them, particularly tutorials and writing strategies.

Happy writing!

It’s a personal quirk of mine to never write my novels in Microsoft Word. There’s no reason for my snobbery. I just think it’s more fun to write in other programs instead. Word is for making your manuscript presentable, not writing it.

For the past few years I’ve used Q10, but this year I’ve been hesitant to do so. I was introduced to the wonders of Liquid Story Binder and yWriter last March for NaNoEdMo. As a result I’ve been bopping between the three, looking at pros and cons. (more…)

That is, once a year, I “have a bad feeling about this.”                         nanowrimo_icon

As usual, there are four or five stories in my head that need writing. As usual, it’s perfectly clear which two of those will yield a final product worth my time. As usual, it’s also clear which one of the two would be most beneficial to myself and humanity. And as usual, I want to write the unworthy, unbeneficial option I’ve called “Project Opposite of Twilight with Robots Instead of Vampires.” (more…)