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Something Saturday: This is how novels are written.

Something Saturday: This is how novels are written.

Take one stressed writer. Add a deadline, a laptop and an open document. Feed them with sherbot lemons, but make sure they don’t eat very many. Take away their whole afternoon by volunteering them for community events, so that they’re totally exhausted by the end. Then, send them to the library so they’ve got a whole pile of books to distract them. Stick them in front of the computer. Put on some film music, scroll to the end of the…

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Feather Pen Friday: I just finished a novel

Feather Pen Friday: I just finished a novel

Well, the title says it all really, but I did just finish a novel. It still doesn’t have a title (might do a John Green and just not give it a title ’til it’s due to come out) but it’s finished. I started writing it 17th June, so I finished it in just under a month. It’s around 81,000 words, and it’s a first draft – it needs a lot of work. I was taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo, a…

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