Tag Archives: Word count

Leaving camp NaNoWriMo and heading back to reality

I did it! I managed to get just over the 50K mark on my work in progress in just one month. It has been a good boost for me and I hope to be able to get the next 50K … Continue reading

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NaNo Endings

So after a marathon weekend of doing nothing but writing I finally did it. I reached 50,000 words on my novel. Then I crossed the NaNo finish line and earned the purple word count bar. This was my first year doing … Continue reading

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What if size does matter?

Most literary agents, publishers and veteran authors hand out the following advice to newbie writers: – Don’t get hung up on word count just write a complete story. But at the moment is this really the best advice? There is … Continue reading

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A Serious Case of Writer’s Flow

We have all heard of writer’s block. He is that little demon that swoops in and flirts with your muse for a bit. While he is keeping her distracted you grow increasingly worried that she will turn her back on … Continue reading

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YA Novel Challenge

Theodora Goss posted a YA writing challenge on her blog. Basically she plans on writing a YA novel in three months over the summer. She invited other writers to join in with her challenge and comment or blog on their … Continue reading

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Fancy a challenge? Flash Fiction Monday Mashup

Hi my name is Billie Jo and I am a flash fiction addict. Seriously, I am. Since starting my blog a few months ago, I have joined in several weekly, monthly and one-off flash fiction challenges and really enjoyed doing … Continue reading

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Secret Sunday – Writer’s challenge

Since creating my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in some really fabulous writing challenges. I have worked within the confines of prompts, limited word counts, word lists and even tried new genres. These challenges have helped sharpen … Continue reading

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