NaNoWriMo Day #29

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 29! Take a deep breath. It’s almost over! A relief, right? (And also a little sad. Don’t worry. That feeling’s normal too.) Today’s inspiration: “There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” ~ Doris Lessing Your random challenge word of the day is: pulse Maybe you’ve got a character so boring your protagonist describes him / her as having no pulse? Maybe somebody’s pulse is racing? After this month, you know full well that writing a novel is serious, hard work. Anyone got any comments for this guy? Don’t forget...

NaNoWriMo Day #28

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 28! Three days left! No matter what your word count is, hopefully your story and your characters are taking shape. Isn’t it a great feeling? Today’s inspiration: The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ~ Arthur C. Clarke 50K seem impossible? Keep trying for it anyway. You never know what’ll happen. Your random challenge word of the day is: bliss Okay, just remember, unless you’re at the end of the book, that bliss can’t last long! You’ve got to keep torturing those characters. Don’t forget to leave...

NaNoWriMo Day #27

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 27! Four days left! Tick tock, people. . . Today’s inspiration: “From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” ~ Franz Kafka Your random challenge word of the day is: hum Maybe your hero or heroine hums? Or maybe an appliance? Don’t forget to leave us a comment and let us know how you’re doing! And if you’ve managed to use any challenge words in a sentence, please share! Happy Noveling! 

NaNoWriMo Day #26

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 26! Hopefully you’re relaxed, rested, and ready for a cozy day of writing. Here. We’ll help provide the ambiance. Here’s some hot cider for you, you know, to reward you for all of your hard work this month: Now, onto writing. Today’s inspiration: There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily. ~ ANTHONY TROLLOPE, Barchester Towers So true, but such a shame. . . Your random challenge word of the day is: lunatic Pinky swear, that’s the first word that came up! 🙂 You’re welcome! Don’t forget to leave us a comment and let us...

NaNoWriMo Day #25

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 25! Happy Thanksgiving to our American reader and writer friends! Of course we hope that you find time to write today, but we also hope you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy! We here at the blog are definitely thankful for our chick lit loving community, which of course includes all of you! Your not so random challenge word: kitchen Not sure what to write today? Just stick your protagonist in a hot, overcrowded kitchen and give her somebody to bicker with. 😉 Oh, the possibilities. . . Don’t forget to leave us a...

‘Tude-torial #8

~ By D.D. Scott Happy Thanksgiving, Chick Lit Chicks and Chuckies too!!! So here’s a bit of beyond fabulous Chick Lit “It’s all about the attitude”. Try this for your Turkey Day ‘Tude-torial! While you’re sitting around your family’s holiday table, and perhaps thinking “how the Hell could I be from the same gene pool”…just kidding…sort of… Think of this sexy, sassy, smart lesson I’m most thankful for this year… So, in the Thanksgiving Holiday Spirit, look at all the fabulous “turkeys” around your table, and know it’s sooo not your fault…then…give thanks that you have a family and...

NaNoWriMo Day #24

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 24! No matter what your word count is, if you’ve made it this far, and written more than you would have during a “normal” November, give yourself  a pat on the back! Today’s inspiration: People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it. ~ Harlan Ellison Isn’t that the truth! But,...

NaNoWriMo Day #23

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 23! How’s Week Four treating you so far? That’s right. It’s Week 4. . . Today’s inspiration: “Be shocking, be daring, be bold, be passionate.” ~ Jane Porter If you ask really nicely, your muses will be more than happy to help you with this! Your random challenge word of the day is: heap Did you protagonist collapse into a giant heap? Poor dear. Or maybe she’s to0 tired to clean and just throws her clothes into a giant heap in the corner of her room. (Probably like some of us busy Wrimos?) Don’t forget to leave us...

Chick Lit by Any Other Name?

~ By Hillary Raymer As I delved into my first attempt at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), it occurred to me that my soon-to-be hopeful novel needed a “genre.” Though I don’t write the sassy chick lit that many of us have come to love, I do believe I have a strong chick lit voice, one that carries significant weight when I write my paranormal romances. So when it came time to choose a genre for NaNoWriMo, I was torn. Should I choose Romance or Fantasy? But then there was Chick Lit. A genre that many had sworn was...

NaNoWriMo Day #22

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 22! Happy Monday, everyone. Here’s hoping you all have a short work week and will be able to find some time to escape the holiday madness to write. Today’s inspiration: Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning:  I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O’Brien See, just sit down and write, even you think you’ve got nothing to say. Who knows, you may surprise yourself. Just keep your inner editor silenced. . . Your random challenge word of the day is: dial Ooh,...

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