Writing Tips by Gary Speer

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Posts Tagged ‘NaNoWriMo’

Are you gearing up for the big ‘NaNoWriMo’ challenge? Sharpen those pencils


What is your plan for “NaNoWriMo” this year? I’m in a position where I have both the motivation and some extra hours available to try the November challenge this year, and I’m determined to reach their one-month 50,000+ words goal. Have you signed on yet? Give it a shot. Which brings me to the point of this post: How are you, literally, “gearing up” for the challenge? Do you prefer using a desktop computer, a laptop computer, both — or perhaps something more basic like good old paper and pens or pencils? As my carpel tunnel syndrome symptoms will attest, […] Read More >

Care to share your ‘NaNoWriMo’ info so we can look for you there?


Wow, “NaNoWriMo info” — I love speaking “acronym-ese,” don’t you? The title of this post really isn’t intended to be jumble or jargon, it just sort of worked out that way, I guess. I mentioned NaNoWriMo in my last post and wanted to update you on my adventure with this year’s upcoming installment, coming your way on November 1, the annual launch date. I did go there and I did sign on to give it a shot. If you want to look for me hanging around the forums there (and I won’t often be there, but I WILL be there), […] Read More >

It’s almost ‘NaNoWriMo’ time again — are you up for the game?


Every year as November approaches, I’m excited by the concept of National Novel Writing Month — otherwise known as “NaNoWriMo,” and something I bring up each year. Last year was the second time I took the plunge and signed on (it’s absolutely free and completely voluntary). It was also the second time I failed to write the goal of 50,000 words of a novel between November 1 and November 30. But I press on and maintain high hopes again this year. I’m going to sign up one more time, and this time, by golly, I intend to do it. I […] Read More >