Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Be Strategic: Checkout NaNoWriMo


The children returned to school. The garden produced the last fall fruits and vegetables. Mother Nature paints the foliage. All writers and inspiring authors' thoughts turn to November-National Novel Writing Month  (NaNoWriMo) when hundreds of thousands creative individuals worldwide take on the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.

If you have a book you want to write, but need motivation to launch the endeavor, check out this link. This event is made for you. Got a list of book ideas you want to write? No excuse, NaNoWriMo is the ignition switch for hesitation. It powers individuals to write 1667 words a day.

Yes, write 1667 words daily to get to 50,000 by midnight November 30. This mean you write, write, write. No proof reading, editing, or fooling around with the dialogue and such...you write a 50,000 word rough draft.  The story running around in your head and tugging at your heart can't get on the paper unless you write it.  Remember a "rough draft" is the first step in the journey to a finish product.

The challenge is free. You compete against yourself, unless you want to form a group and compete with your writing friends. The Office of Letters and Lights (the nonprofit that conducts this event) provides participants groups to join to commiserate, rejoice, and share with other WriMos (participants). Daily tips, encouragement from successful authors help experienced and fledging WriMos get through the prep (October) and the writing (November).

This challenge makes you want to write. It helps you become the writer your soul know exists. Take a few minutes and peruse the NaNoWriMo site. Who knows, it may be the start of the next best seller.



 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Book Review -September 2016


   
This story grabs  you with the discovery of an old trunk. The trunk takes the narrator back to France at the time of the Nazi occupation and introduces you to two sisters. The story immerse  you into the lives of these two woman as they survive the Nazi occupation in France. It describes the hardships of the citizens of an occupied country. It gives you an idea of what is happening to women and children in occupied countries today.  It is an eye-opening story.

This books draws you in and keeps you up till early morning...you can't put it down.

It is a great read for a book club or even for an women's study group. Thanks Kristin Hannah, I loved it.
 


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