Tag: first draft

Dec 01

They think it’s all over…

…it is now. NaNoWriMo is done and dusted for another year. Right now you’re probably sobbing into your novel for one of two reasons. Either you ‘failed’ (you can’t fail – Failure is not an option) or you’re so damn happy you finished you can’t contain yourself. Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating the end of the …

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Apr 06

F is for First draft

A lot of writers I know suffer from a disease known as First Draft Syndrome (primoliberlibriitis), a terrible infliction which results in the inability to finish a rough draft of a novel. It affects more people than you think and it can be deadly. Without the ability to finish a first draft of a novel …

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Apr 03

C is for Confidence

A writer without confidence is like a monkey without poo to fling. They just sit there, disheartened, empty, dead. Sure they can fling other stuff around – but what’s the point? As writers we need to have the confidence to fling poop around the page during first drafts. It’s easy to begin a new project, …

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