TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – Day 30

 Today is the final day of the NANOWRIMO Challenge for 2015. I made my goal of 50,000 words on Nov. 23 and reached 57,632 to finish the first draft of my novel, “Courage and Endurance”, the last book on the series “Journey to Freedom”. Tomorrow, the draft will be put away for a while and revisited … Continue reading TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – Day 30

TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – Day 29

I have one day left to wrap up this NANOWRIMO writing challenge. I reached 55,739 words today. Tomorrow should be interesting on how I will end the story. I had two choices of endings and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow. Today’s tip is: Research potential markets for your work. Now that your book is … Continue reading TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – Day 29

TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – Day 28

The next three days are tough ones since I have another deadline – to work on the December newsletter for my rose society and send it out on Monday. In spite of that, I was able to squeeze some ideas into my novel and I made it to 54,926 words. Not bad at all. The … Continue reading TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – Day 28

TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – DAY 27

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I missed the old Thanksgiving dinners when I used to cook for my extended family. The last time I had them, I had 23 guests in my home. Those were fun times. Yesterday, we had plenty of food for just my husband, me and one of … Continue reading TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – DAY 27

TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – DAY 26

Today being Thanksgiving Day, the tip today is Be Thankful. Here is a lovely prayer for your Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving Blessing   Bountiful God, You have blessed us in many ways, In the beauty and richness of our land, And in the freedom we enjoy. You have given us even greater gifts In our family who … Continue reading TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – DAY 26

TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – DAY 25

In between my cooking and cleaning the house preparing for Thanksgiving, I managed to add something to my manuscript. I was able to type in another 923 words. My new total is now 52,650. The tip for today is: Revise or rewrite your manuscript. After you have reread your manuscript, it is time to rewrite … Continue reading TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – DAY 25

TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – DAY 24

  I made my goal officially. I validated my word count this morning at NANOWRIMO website and made it to 50,624 words and I got a winner certificate. My writing tip for today is: After putting some distance away for a while, you’re now ready to reread your manuscript but read it slowly and absorb everything … Continue reading TIPS ON BECOMING A BETTER WRITER – DAY 24