NaNoWriMo – Embrace the Icky Sticky!

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a NoWriMo virgin, sooner or later you’ll probably reach a point I call The Lifeless River Bed of Despondency and Meh. This is where the initial adrenaline rush has driven your Storymobile across the rich and vivid fictional landscape only to find it splutter and grind to a halt.…

Will you be boarding the NaNo Train?

NaNoWriMo 2012 is almost upon us. For those who’ve never heard of it, let me enlighten you. NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – click this thing to visit their website, is a competition of sorts whereby all aspiring writers are invited to write their brains out for 30 days in November. The aim is…

Writing Tips Wednesday – Words = Candy!

This week: Dedicated writers get all the candy! Every Wednesday I’ll be sharing some hints and tips about how to improve your writing. These are basic things I have learned over the years, from writers websites, published authors and constructive feedback from friends, family and online pals. There is an argument that fiction writing cannot…

Vigilant Pup, Happy Snowman & The True Story of Jack Schitt!

This week has been a bit draining and far from creative. Despite my best efforts to continue writing my NaNoWriMo novel I’ve only managed around 4,000 words. Sigh. The ideas keep wooshing inside my head and even when I’m not physically writing – staring out of the window for example – I’m still writing, albeit…

NaNoTeamIndy – NaNoWriMo 50k Badges!

Hey there dear blog reader! As a follow-up to my earlier post I thought I’d crank out a few badges for my fellow NaNoTeamIndy chums for when they reach their 50,000 word goal for this years NaNoWriMo. Indigo Spider has informed me there are official NaNo badges for those who win the challenge, but I…