Nanowrimo wordcount boosters – Generate more words for your Nano novel!

This quick post is to give some ideas for wordcount boosters for Nanowrimo-which will, I hope, make it into in your finished novel as worldbuilding  or character reveal scenes. I have used each of these and found they are generally good for an extra 1000 words or so. These seven ideas should give you at least... Continue Reading →

Book Blog – The Petticoat Men by Barbara Ewing

The Petticoat Men tells the story of the owners of a boarding house where two men rented rooms - two men later arrested for the charge of dressing in women's clothing. It's set in 1870 and is based on the true story of the Lord Arthur Clinton scandal, involving the Prime Minister, Gladstone, and members... Continue Reading →

Nanowrimo Blog Day 2 – stop marketing and just write

Today I was reminded of something important, especially during Nanowrimo: don't read a ton of stuff about marketing a book you have not finished yet. I don't mean you should plough ahead and actually share your book with the world without learning the best way to promote that book. I mean, don't think about selling a... Continue Reading →

Nanowrimo blog Day 1 – Use November how you want

Well, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) started today and even though I am not officially joining in, I'm still going to increase my daily word count to 1600 or so. I usually aim for 1100, and have been consistent on that for about a month, so this is not a huge leap. I'm working on... Continue Reading →

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