Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Character Prompt

Want a new character in your book or story just for fun?  Plan a trip to a store where there is only one cash register. Promise yourself that the first person in line when you walk in will be a character you will develop. What does he/she look like? What kinds of clothes? Hairstyle? Notice shoes, shopping bags, purse, and can you tell what he/she bought? Give him or her a name. Go back to your computer and plug him/her into the story.

Frances Caballo Book on Social Media

Social Media can be overwhelming, it still is for me. I’ve found Frances Caballo’s book, Social Media Just for Writers, The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books, helpful. It’s an interesting read compared to some books I’ve checked out on the topic.

It doesn’t make the overwhelm any easier, but at least I can absorb some of what she details. I like the two quotes she has on the first few pages:

Pablo Picasso said, “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Nicholas Sparks said in Message in a Bottle, “Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy.”

Those quotes she selected encouraged me, and I enjoyed looking at the different pictures of the monitor to see what to do step by step. Now I just need the time to apply it all without too much frustration.

A Class of Muses

At 53,433 words for NaNoWriMo 2012, we have a rough draft for our class anthology. As in all the post NaNo years, editing and polishing are next on the agenda. The goal is to have it published by February. Since I crammed for five and a half hours, I probably need another NaNo pressure to bring the book out of the computer and into our hands.

It’s 10:30 p.m. November 30th. Congratulations to all the other NaNo winners. See you next year.


Five and a half hours left until midnight.

I have only 30,000 more words to add to our anthology, Class of Muses.  Your stories are in my files and I’m still searching for more to include.

The Quote that Came My Way Today

Our fellow writer, Anne Koch, sent me a note card with the following quote by an unknown author:

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”