Novel Writing on an iPad

Novel Writing on an iPad

NaNoWriMo is about to begin and I will be spending all of my spare time in the month of November writing my third novel. I plan to attend a slew of NaNoWriMo Local Events, including the write-ins. That means mobile writing. I have a work laptop, but it’s generally a bad idea to do personal work on your corporate laptop. That leaves my iPad or my smartphone. I chose to use my iPad and played...

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Using a Pen Name

If you’re preparing to publish (or just beginning to write) you may consider using a pen name. I have a couple of friends that were getting married. She was constantly annoyed that her maiden name was mispronounced and his last name was Thigpen. Yes, Thigpen rhymes with pigpen. When they married they decided that they were both changing their name to Beck. Whether you hate your name or just...

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First or Third Person?

First or Third Person?

I finished a novel for my daughter back in 2009. I’m ready to take that to the next level. I have a good grasp on my fictional world. I have an overarching plot developed. I have characters developed that I haven’t used yet, but have big plans for them. An I originally planned my book series to be centered on different characters but within the same group of friends. The advantage to...

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Goals for 2012

Goals for 2012

According to Zig Ziglar, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time”. It’s good to have goals! My goal in 2012 is to write 3 books, bringing my Ferox Series total to 4. The first book I wrote was 86,000 words and 270 draft pages long. (That’s 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, double-spaced.) The first book will be written by March 31, 2012 and will go through my first revision by...

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Your Audience is Smarter Than You Think

Your Audience is Smarter Than You Think

I recently read a book by a new author. All the predictors point to this book (which shall remain nameless) being the next big thing. The premise was relatively new and exciting. It’s a little Sci-Fi, a little Young Author, a little Romance, and some good political intrigue thrown in for fun. It was everything I like in a book and the exact audience I’m writing for. However, I had a...

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Editing Your NaNoWriMo Novel

Editing Your NaNoWriMo Novel

I’m a huge Lifehacker fan and ran across their article with Tips for Editing Your NaNoWriMo Novel. They tallied up a few of their favorite tips from writers and some great apps for editing to help you along your way. Below are the topics of the article. First You Proof Read Then You Edit and Revise Apps and Programs to Help You Along the Way Some Advice from the...

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