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,...

NaNoWriMo Day #21

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 21! How are those word counts coming? Skyrocketing, we hope! Today’s inspiration: The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. ~ Ray Bradbury And therein lies the whole point behind NaNo. 🙂 Your random challenge word of the day is: sideways Maybe your character is being looked at sideways? Maybe something has fallen and is now leaning sideways? 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 #20

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 20! We’ve got ten days left! Today, to kick off our writing-filled weekends, we’re giving you a question from the “Truth or Dare” app. How would your protagonist (or any character of your choosing) answer this question? Can you work the answer into your story? What secret wish do you have that you haven’t told people? Does your protagonist get what she wishes for? Does she live to regret it? What would happen if people found out about the wish? Why hasn’t she told anyone? Your random challenge word of the day is: snobbery Maybe your protagonist’s dog...

NaNoWriMo Day #19

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 19! Ah, it’s Friday again. Raise your hand if you think this has been one very long week. . . Let us not get distracted by thoughts of turkey, air travel, and putting up with family. We can deal with that Monday, right? Today’s inspiration: Writing, I think, is not apart from living.  Writing is a kind of double living.  The writer experiences everything twice.  Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~ Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957 Huh. No wonder NaNo makes us so tired! Your random challenge...

NaNoWriMo Day #18

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 18! How’s week three treating you? Is your plot kind of, sort of gelling? Are your characters more able to stand on their own two feet? If yes, yay! If not, trust us, just give it a bit more time. Today, we’re back with another overheard conversation. You know how we, and your muses, feel about those! At a public boat launch, three men wrestle a boat onto a trailer: “Whoa, Nelly!” Proving that not everyone uses expletives, even when landing on his. . .patootie. ~ Overheard by Chris Bailey Aw. What an adorable...

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