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Novel in a hundred days (link)

Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:39 pm
by charlesp
Interesting little "project" here, how to write your novel in 100 days:

http://www.peacecorpswriters.org/pages/ ... 100da.html

Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:07 pm
by fiona
Hi, Charles. I've read this 101-page piece of advice and I found interesting tips, such as the characters and plot's development.
I wrote down some of them that caught my attention:
P.14- What is vigorous English?
p.20- I found a contradiction in Your “voice” is your voice. Your “style” is your style. Does not it contradict all the times that it is suggested that you be concise and use short sentences? What if your style is based on being wordy and using long sentences?

The editing part is a kick in the teeth after reading such an encouraging piece; while the submission guidelines are very precise and useful for somebody who never did it... And it is quite scary too. It made me have butterflies beforehand. :-P

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:48 pm
by pengwenn
Maybe we can organize a challenge or something around this. Or maybe somebody wants to give this a shot and let us know how things are going in their blog. Just a thought.