Writing, Writing Tools

Why NaNoWriMo was a No No for me – quality, not quantity is my writing goal

NaNoWriMo is a fantastic concept for the budding novelist - the National Novel Writing Month which takes place annually in November saw more than 300,000 budding writers take up the challenge of writing a 50,000 novel in 30 days for the 2013 contest. I signed up in 2013, like so many others thinking this would… Continue reading Why NaNoWriMo was a No No for me – quality, not quantity is my writing goal

Writing, Writing Tools

Using what I know to write about what I know – Using spreadsheets as a tool in my writing

At work I may have many names unknown to me, but one I do know and revel in is "Excel Queen". I just love spreadsheets; when used properly they have so many uses aside from bean counting and graphs. Excel permeates every aspect of my life, probably because I am a list person, chart your… Continue reading Using what I know to write about what I know – Using spreadsheets as a tool in my writing

And The Buntings Flew, Writing

My First Novel Progress: And The Buntings Flew

I've written and publish a dozen or so non fiction (heath, well-being and spirituality) articles, but I decided a long time ago that I wanted to be a novelist. Wanting to be and getting on with it are very different things, and although I've been gathering material, carrying out research and messing about with names… Continue reading My First Novel Progress: And The Buntings Flew