FTW — Last Day of #NaNo Pep Talk #NeverTooLate

WINHello, Last Day!

Did you finish your 50,000 words?

Did you write ANY words?

Did you think really really hard about something you mean to write?

Did you poke an idea around with the sharp stick of consideration?

Did you write a short story or two, or a poem or two, or a letter?

Did you feel a nagging sense of guilt because you didn’t write anything?

Just because the month of November is over doesn’t mean your writing time is over. Let NaNoWriMo be your impetus to write, write more, write on.

I read fast, and I want more good books! More, more, more!

I love people who love words, especially people who love putting words on paper, especially people who want to engage my mind and heart and enchant my imagination.

Hoorah for NaNo, and hoorah for all the days after NaNo!


A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character is a late bloomer.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “FTW — Last Day of #NaNo Pep Talk #NeverTooLate

  1. Jane

    November 30, 2015 at 10:04am

    Curiously, I’ve lately read a bit about writing from folks who do series.
    They’re all about a detailed outline BEFORE starting the actual writing, though they would argue that the outlining and planning IS starting the writing. This also seems to work for folks writing on contract with due dates.

    Does that sound like fun? Or no fun at all?

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      Marian Allen

      November 30, 2015 at 2:01pm

      I do better with books if I do a certain amount of outlining somewhere along the line. I can see that outlining a series with an overarching storyline would be pretty much essential to me. I don’t count SAGE, because that was actually one big book. I wrote a lot of that without an outline, then had to go back and outline what I had written and shuffle all the bits around to place them more strongly. I suspect I would have had to do that, even if I’d outlined meticulously, because that’s the kind of Monkish hairpin I am. The writing process is always a balancing act between winging it and nailing it down — for me, anyway.

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  2. Jane

    December 1, 2015 at 11:16am

    I strongly support outlining what you’ve written as you write it. Just to keep track. In my case, i write in a notebook, leaving the left side page empty for important notes or edits.
    Use yWriter 5, by Spacejock. And you have a lot of instant outlines automatically. And more if you input a bit more data. YAY!

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      Marian Allen

      December 1, 2015 at 2:24pm

      I need to buckle down and explore that puppy. I wish it came with a paper manual. I always do better if I can work my way through a paper manual. Highlighters and sticky notes are my little friends.

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