NaNoWriMo Countdown…

October 6, 2014 at 11:41 am (Interesting stories, NaNoWriMo) (, )

Less than four weeks til NaNoWriMo starts (yikes – it gave me a bit of a shock writing that!)…

Here’s an interesting interview with author Sophie Kinsella from the BBC, about her tips for writing – and finishing – a book. It’s different for everyone, but some might inspire you – and some might even totally disagree with, and make you realise an opposite truth about yourself and your writing. Either way, these ten tips are food for thought…

Read the article here

My favourite, cos it’s so true? “JUST GET TO THE END. It’s the hardest thing and it’s the most important thing because so many of us have ideas for books. The first stage is actually write it instead of just talking about it, and the next stage is to keep going until you get to the end. Everybody, no matter who they are gets to the middle of a book and thinks crikey, I’ve had enough of this. You get bored with your story and your characters, you hate them all, you can’t think why you started this wretched story in the first place. The truth is, every book is hard to write, everybody reaches a wall, whether it is a plot hole or a scene that you can’t get past. So you’ve just got to get to the end. Even if it’s not the greatest draft, if it needs rewriting fine, at least you have a book to rewrite…”

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