Monday, October 31, 2016

Pre Launch NaNoWriMo 2016

Good day all!

I hope you have your trick-or-treat buckets all filled and ready to go! At midnight tonight, Halloween ends and NaNoWriMo begins. That's 1,667 words a day, or a goal of 2,000 words if you want to play it safe.

If you still have to sign up, its FREE! Just follow the link up on the right of this page and fill out the information. It's pretty quick and easy to do. My handle is the "Black n Blue Knight" and my region is USA :: Wisconsin :: Elsewhere. Do a friend request and we can partner up in NaNo land!

You can do it. It's already in your mind, all you have to do is record it on your screen or sheet.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Restructuring the Block?

Hello all!

It's been a hectic couple of weeks at my end. Sorry for the lack of blogging. HOWEVER, I have put a few things together for the next Writers Block! Below is a rough plan of how I'm going to run the Oct 24th Block:

OPENING: First-come-first-up order for discussions.
9-9:30 Discussions of current readings, writing questions, concerns, and future topics.
9:30 - 10 Divide the 30 minutes into blocks to discuss writing that has been submitted by the group members - OR - continue the 'Discussions' segment for late comers.
10-10:30 Divide the 30 minutes into blocks for turn-by-turn issues of the day for the group to work out.
10:30-11 This week's workshop project: For Oct 24th, we'll talk about focus on marketing tricks that actually might help out in focusing on the book!

11:00-?? Final thoughts, goal setting, and discussions
  • Discuss other writing groups: DeKalb Area Creative Writers, Sheboygan County Writers Club, Cedarburg Public Library
  • HOW TO: Log onto National Novel Writing Month and Writers Block at Niederkorn!
The final thing I have to add to today's post is a personal goal of my own: I'm going to begin writing out the NaNo book on a day to day basis, with an added wrinkle of challenge; each day will end with that part of the work getting processed through my editing program. My goal in this is to eliminate my need to have the editing program by finding my (worse) writing flaws and fixing those first.