Category Archives: Writing Discussion

Are you participating in NanoWrimo this year?

So… I wasn’t going to do NanoWrimo this year. Mainly because I completed Camp NanoWrimo in April (and one NanoWrimo a year is enough for anyone), but also because life is super busy. But then I started thinking… there are … Continue reading

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Writing a novel… Where do you start?

When you set out to write a novel, where do you start? For me, I start with an idea and then I start to brainstorm. But when it actually comes to the writing, where do you start? Do you start … Continue reading

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Writers, what do you do when your ideas run dry?

I have a notebook that I write all my ideas down in. It’s my brainstorming tool. Whenever I start planning something new, the notebook comes out, and I write whatever comes to mind. I have pages upon pages of character … Continue reading

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When was the last time you wrote something really self-indulgent?

I’ve written three novels. All three I wrote with the intention of one day being able to publish. But prior to that, before writing became something serious, I used to write whatever I liked. I used to write for me. … Continue reading

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Writers, whose writing do you most admire?

You know how you read a book sometimes, and while the writing is brilliant, it just doesn’t “speak” to you in the way other writing does? I like to consider myself a writer. An aspiring author, but still technically a … Continue reading

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Writers, are you in writing mode at the moment?

I ask this question because I was in SERIOUS writing mode at the beginning of this year. I was writing 1,000 words a day, without fail. I wrote two novels and edited one of them. I was in crazy writing … Continue reading

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Writers, do drugs/alcohol enhance your creativity/writing ability?

I stumbled across this question pretty randomly on this site and immediately knew I had to create a post about it. Personally, I’ve never mixed drugs/alcohol with writing. If I’m drinking, then it’s something I’m doing with friends. I’ve never really … Continue reading

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