The tagline of NaNoWriMo is “50’000 words in 30 days”. It’s a quantity over quality challenge, but even if you don’t care how bad what you write is, you still need to have a theme or story you can keep writing about. I’ve tried all sorts of topics In 2010, I “won” NaNo. I finished […] continue reading »
13 lessons from 15 years of NaNoWriMo
2017 marks the 15th year (probably) that I attempted National November (or Novel) Writing Month. Under the premise of “50’000 words in 30 days”, people write like mad within a month, spurring writing sessions in pubs, lively conversations online, and millions of lines written globally. I’ve tried to do it at least a dozen times. […] continue reading »
Forget the jetpack. Where is my idea-to-blog app?
Forget the jetpack. Where is my idea-to-blog app? Seriously. What does it take to note, write, edit, and publish in one place? And why is it so hard to write away from a computer? I don’t have the time to write anymore. And I think that tech is partially responsible for this, as I am […] continue reading »
Why I’m hiding out from my blog on Medium
This week, I didn’t blog. I have 16 drafts sitting in my “drafts” folder, and I’m unwilling to publish any of them. I’ve come to Medium to make amends. […] continue reading »
how I always know what to blog about next
There are several tricks writers use to make sure they know what to write about next. This is mine. […] continue reading »
how important are grammar and spelling?
I will stop reading after the third spelling mistake. Maybe I am too old to read random blogs. Do spelling and grammar matter to everyone? […] continue reading »
smart writers guide their readers’ skimming habits
how often do you read a full blog post? If I’m honest with myself, I only read a full blog post about one out of ten times. I’ll start out faithfully taking in all the words, then I’ll get bored, or rushed, and I’ll skip a line, then two, then before I know it, I’ve […] continue reading »
how I write: a review of Piccadilly Circus
This review of Piccadilly Circus won me a qyper of the week award. Read it and see if you agree… […] continue reading »