Tips & tricks to producing a faster & better written nano-novel
November is National Novel Writers Month, fondly known as NaNoWriMo. Writers the world over burn the midnight oil to finish the 50,000 words required to “complete” a novel. But as we all know, 50K words isn’t a novel, at least, not an adult novel. After November, the author must struggle to edit the manuscript into something if not interesting, at least readable. What does an author do?
In this class, students will look at their work critically and learn to write well-constructed sentences, active verbs, and pick up the pacing the first time instead of after agonizing through edits. We’ll look at how other published authors turned their NaNo Novels into published works and learn to use those tips and tricks as more tools for our writer’s toolbox. We’ll also discuss how to better prepare ourselves for next year’s NaNoWriMo.
- speed writing contests
- read out loud
- how to steal & deal
- wording & verbing
- threading a story
- writing more than you think in a blink
Pat Hauldren writes speculative fiction short stories and novels and nonfiction freelance and for Examiner.com on topics such as hockey, writing, science fiction, women’s sports, and the SyFy Channel, and is a contributor to Beacon-News.com and the North Texas eNews. She is the co-founder of the North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop (NTSFW) and Authors, Books, & Coffee, and is or has been a board member of the North Texas Romance Writers (NTRWA), DFW Writer’s Workshop(DFWWW), the National Space Society of North Texas, and is a coordinator of the Frisco Writer’s Group as well as a member of various other groups both locally and online. Pat is also a freelance editor/copyeditor and is a fiction copyeditor at Cyberwizard Productions. Pat teaches writers workshops live, and online from Grand Prairie, Texas. Find out more about Pat Hauldren at www.pathauldren.com, more about her editing at www.editalley.com.
Saturday Nov 12, 2011
17:00 – 20:00
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