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by TPC on November 20, 2013

NaNo and F.A.T.E In Our Hands

By James W. Lewis

Earlier this month, I hopped onboard the NaNo bandwagon, hoping to jump-start my latest novel TANGLED WEB. So far, I’ve … oh, if you don’t know, NaNo is short for National Novel Writing Month, an initiative where thousands of writers pump themselves up to write their novels in November. The goal is at least 50,000 words before November 30th.

The good news is I’ve been writing more, especially since so many other writers are “NaNo-ized,” which inspires me to light a fire under these fingers so I can blaze the keyboard like my fellow scribes. And yet, The bad news is my daily word count. Pathetic. Paltry. Sucky. I probably average 250 words a day–way below the recommended 1700 word count, which by November 30th, at that rate would put you well over the 50,000-word mark. But, damn, I’ll be happy with half at 25,000 words. And I started this journey with a ” credit” of 7,279 words, so I really only need about 18,000 more. Definitely doable. If I don’t reach 25,000 words, I suck monkey balls.

You’re a writer, James! Kick your ass in gear!

Well, at least I wrote this blog at 3a.m. That’s what real writers do, stay up deep into the AM hours, fighting sleep at the desk. Sleep always wins. I’m nodding off right now, but dang it I’m pushing through it.

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Brand Building: An Author Must – Part II: A Conversation with Author Renita Bryant

By Omar Luqmaan-Harris

A fundamental component of an author brand is putting out quality product time and time again and that means remaining dedicated to the craft of writing. While this blog and site does not specifically deal with becoming a better writer, it must be stated that craft is intrinsic to author discovery. An author only gets one chance to win over a reader and if you are putting out shoddy product then your brand will be defined as such.

I recently discovered a newbie author who clearly has invested time in her craft. Allow me to introduce author Renita Bryant.

Renita is the author of the critically acclaimed novella, Yesterday Mourning. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and read her thought-provoking blog, Renita’s Mynd Matters. Last week, we had the benefit of hearing from a more established author on brand building. This week let’s examine brand building from the perspective of a relative newcomer.

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