Category Archives: Novel Writing

Follow Your Dream and Write Your Own Novel

Most book lovers’ ultimate dream is to one day write his or her own novel… When I tell them that I’m writing my next novel, they dreamily look up to the ceiling and sigh: “I wish I could write my own book!” When I asked them what’s holding them back, I get the typical 3 answers why they can’t write their own novel they’ve been dreaming about… Continue reading

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From Booklover to Writer With NaNoWriMo

You’ve always been an avid reader and every once and a while you come across a book that makes you think “I can do better than that!” You’ve toyed with the thought of writing your own book many times, but always brushed the idea aside. I have good news for you. Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? Continue reading

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I’m Back

After a somewhat extended absence (understatement of the century), I am so excited to be back at my writing desk… So where have you been?… Are you writing again?… VIPs vote on character names… Continue reading

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Revision Update

A few months have passed since I finished my first draft of  The Heidelberg Ghost.  In the meantime, we have moved  from our tour in Germany back to the States, got settled, and I unpacked my manuscript from one of … Continue reading

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I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner!

Yes, I’ve done it!  After a grueling 30 days of straight writing, I’ve completed the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge and finished my first draft of my novel with 50,078 words.  It feels so incredible to have written my … Continue reading

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My Novel Consumes Me – Day 6 of NaNoWriMo

Just wanted to post a quick update about my progress during the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  I’m almost caught up at 9,011 words on day 6 – just 900 words shy of my overall daily goal.  My eyes are … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – I Accept the Challenge

I’m about to embark on my busiest month ever!  NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, which runs from 1-30 November every year.  It’s a challenge for aspiring and professional novelists to crank out a first draft of a … Continue reading

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