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nanowrimo – day 19

I’ve finished 19 chapters of 43,853 words so far this nanowrimo. The last three days, during which I played father of the bride at my daughter’s wedding, were nearly writing free but the only chapter I have left to write … Continue reading

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nanowrimo day eight

Today proved tough but I’ve managed to push my way through eight chapters, 21,129 words, of nanowrimo so far. The grind of trying to force myself to be creative day in and day out is starting to wear my vocabulary … Continue reading

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13,500 words and five chapters down. Steady as she goes. The trick to nanowrimo, I think, is to think up a 50,000 word story a few weeks before it begins. My usual problem is my novels want to be 400,000+ … Continue reading

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nanowrimo update

So far so good I’m pacing myself at 2,500 words a day. With proper planning, I can usually get this done by noon. Then I spend the rest of the day planning the next chapter. The month gets busy for … Continue reading

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Witch – chapter 1 – nanowrimo

Witch a novel by Lord Malinov Chapter One Prologue I’m writing this book because I believe my wife is a witch, that she has magical powers. Looking back with twenty/twenty hindsight, I thought she was a witch right away, the … Continue reading

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Witch – outline

Witch is composed of twenty chapters – a prologue, three sections and an epilogue. Each chapter is about 2,500 words. Here’s a brief inconsistent outline of the chapters: Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is black charcoal crushing white paper. … Continue reading

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on Witch, my nanowrimo project

Starting from two recent short stories,  I have decided to try and put together a quick 50,000 word novel I call Witch. Here are some initial notes: On the surface, the narrator believes his wife is a witch and has … Continue reading

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