I have subscribed to a web-site for writers and what did they send me as their first daily tip? November is National Novel Writing Month, and the team is inviting writers to write a novel in just one month. 50,000 words. It sounds intimidating (to me), but then I picked a calculator and I realized that I have to produce 1,666 words per day for thirty days. The best part? They said - write a crappy first draft for all FIRST DRAFTS ARE CRAPPY. So, who is up for the challenge?
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Congratulations! So you are saying that the first time author with no previous writing experience is unlikely to succeed. Especially penning a novel in 30 days?
I'm a little unsure myself what he's saying about the success of first-timers. I definitely know the titles of his books now, though.
I'm saying with determination you can achieve your writing goals. Don't give up but don't knock yourself out to be an author. Take your time writing, editing and be ruthless. I've cut out a lot of 'dead wood', although I felt bad about doing that.
Ian, I'd rather have something imperfect from you - rubbish or not - than nothing. Yes, there are plenty of people who write without remuneration - look at HP community! and you SHOULD write a novel. You need to team up with a recording person!
as he knows Svetlana, I love the sound of my own voice, so that would be a marriage made in heaven... well heaven for me if not for the other person. remember I mean I'm doing this on word recognition, so with the exception of I mean above, I'm happy
People love listening to stories to begin with. The old birds may no longer be able to read anyways - there are people who read to them. You can listen to someone reading while doing something else... How many reasons do you need to be convinced?
for you Svetlana everything's got to be perfect...
ha ha ha ha
I'm still using the speech recognition, and getting better all the time.
how is that for arrogance?
I know writing is doable - http://www.dailywritingtips.com/november-is-the-wr...