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Using NaNoWriMo Lessons – Editing by Chunks
I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year. There, I’ve admitted it out loud. I’ve decided to spend my sanity on keeping up with my homework as a “returning mature student,” developing my blog, and finishing (yes, you read that right), finishing my current Work in Progress. But my past years of doing NaNo have taught me a lot. In a nutshell: To turn off my internal editor (still a constant effort for me, though). To give characters the freedom to take the story in a different direction. To develop the discipline of daily writing. (Read more at Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo.) I’ve realized lately that I learned one more thing from NaNo: how to chop big chunks of writing and rearrange other big chunks. There’s no way anyone gets through NaNo without a big pile of crappy stuff. We all know that going in, and we learn to go through our … Continue reading
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