• NaNoWriMo Winner Certificate

    National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, takes place every November. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days, which works out to be 1,667 words a day. You “win” prizes such as discounts on writing software and services. There is no fee for entering, and you get to choose what you write. It ...
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    I’ve been chronicling my experience with editing here at Coffee House Writers with some of my past articles. “Starting Over: Mirroring Kristin Cashore’s Writing of Bitterblue” was about how rewriting the whole story was my original plan. “An Editing Process for Pantsers” mentioned a very analytical way of evaluating each scene and figuring out whether ...
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    When I started this journey into becoming a full-time writer, I have to admit, I didn’t really have a real direction or purpose other than to write. I had grown increasingly tired (fed up) with my career choice in information technology as I felt stagnate. This stagnation was the catalyst to finally switch gears and ...
  • Editing Process

    The 18th of July was the one-month anniversary of finishing my first full-length novel. You may have seen my article “Starting Over: Mirroring Kristin Cashore’s Process Of Writing Bitterblue,” published earlier this month about the process I was planning on using to edit the novel. Well, plans have changed. I admit I’ve never edited a ...
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    I am a fan of the “Graceling Realm Series” by Kristin Cashore. In the back of the third and final book, “Bitterblue,” I found a mention of the blog post that detailed how she ended up restarting the writing process for that book all over again. Imagine having written seven notebooks, all filled with the ...
  • editing and revision

    Now you know what fiction is and how to get into the habit of writing, we will now look at the agony of the all-important editing process and revision. There are two things you need to remember when dealing with the editing and revision process. That is you will need to do it more than ...
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    Make this YOUR opportunity to achieve your dreams. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love for the written word. I learned to read and comprehend complex stories at a young age, and from that I developed a yearning to create my own. As a kid, I would write children’s books-complete with ...