Tag Archives: April Novel

NaNo 2016

Ending this NaNo with 11,792 words. I didn’t make much progress this month due to illness and lack of time with school, but I do intend to continue working on this novel next year and to have a nicer draft by the end of 2017. I will also work on drawings and layouts of the …

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Novel Progress

I am taking steps to finish the third draft of my April novel, aka Charlotte’s story. During my first work session at Seed Coworking, I wrote 12 entries and organized my recipes into sections. Awesome.

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Prompt–Monday, January 23

The novel “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer uses photographs to accompany the story. Pick a project you’ve been working on and make a list of at least photographs or pictures or art that would enhance the story you’re trying to tell. For my April Novel: magnolia tree phoenix museum painting stars …

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Prompt–Sunday, January 1

Create a list of New Year’s Resolutions for one of your characters. I’ll do one for my April Novel’s protagonist Charlotte. Research about being a first time mother Prepare the baby’s room (crib, blankets, toys, clothing, etc.) Finish the painting for the baby’s room Find a job Do something fun

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The Search for Ink and Stories

Earlier this week I finished my first short story for December. So now I’m in the lead. 1-0. The short story I finished was based on “The Young Man with the Carnation” by Isak Dinesen in “The Winter’s Tales.” Check it out if you haven’t read the collection already. Last night I made a list …

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One day till NaNoWriMo…

It’s October 31st,┬ámy last day of sanity for the next thirty days. My project is on a roll. I’ve had great conversations with friends and teachers about the April Novel in the last week. I’m super excited to work through the latest developments. Every day I will post how many words I wrote and the …

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo

November is only days away. I’m going to participate this year, and until Tuesday I considered working on two projects (for a total of 100,000 words? Nah. Then I would consider myself insane.) But I will continue to work on my April novel, mostly expanding scenes from her backstory and exploring her present adventure. Brian …

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Novel Away!

I started my first novel in May 2004. I worked on the story idea, expanding it into a two-book series. I wrote both during National Novel Writing Months, in November 2009 and November 2010. (Find out more here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/.) But I decided to take a break since I wrote on and off for years. And …

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