Friday, October 30, 2009

Note from the Week

Here's a prompt from workshops this week that brought out all sorts of truths and odd anecdotes and revelations:

"Rules I Live By"

Try it and see where you go.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Are You Writing?

Today's Writer's Almanac tells us that Augusten Burroughs, Running With Scissors, was born today. He stated the obvious, the truth some writers--count me in--have to hear over and over again:

"The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It's not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work."

The kitchen timer ticks. I am in my office--alone, locked away. And this is writing time. Is posting to my blog writing? I'll think about that later. Meanwhile, I'll reset the timer.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's On: the Countdown

I am going to finish a draft of a book this November. Here's how.

Note: NaNoWriMo can work for NONFICTION writers too.