Browsed by
Tag: nanowrimo 2009

Redundant Word-Padding And Plagiarism

Redundant Word-Padding And Plagiarism

I’m talking about my first novel. I’ll start by saying that there are a lot of potholes into which baby authors fall. And I fell into all of them. My first novel was written in 15 days and it was just over 50 thousand words long. I was thirteen years old, and I had never written something longer than 10k before. Therefore, I decided that the way to do it was to add lots and lots of description. That was…

Read More Read More

The Baby Novel Grows Up

The Baby Novel Grows Up

I wrote my first novel during National Novel Writing Month 2009. Having started on the 7th November with no plot, no characters – not even a genre – I winged it, and managed to write 50k in just 15 days, much to the surprise of my friends and family (who’d optimistically told me there was no way I’d manage it…). The novel was called A Sky Full Of Stars. I described much of the plot in my last post, mainly…

Read More Read More