November 16: Chuck Palahniuk

November 16: Writing advice from Chuck Palahniuk | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones
November 16: Writing advice from Chuck Palahniuk | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones

Hello, Cobblers!

I send my apologies for the lack of posts recently; I’ve been stuck in bed with a terrible cold, but I woke up feeling back on my A-game, so let’s continue on this NaNoWriMo journey together. For today’s writing inspiration, we turn to “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk: “Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly: all these make for great stories.”

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A look from the inside of NaNoWriMo. Not everyone’s NaNoWriMo experience is the same, and if you’re a NaNoWriMo-repeater, you may find that not every year is the same either. Deimosa Webber-Bey, from Scholastic’s Blog, offers a perspective from inside the madness of the challenge as well as someone who’s taken part in NaNoWriMo multiple years: “Free writing NaNoWriMo.

Some much-needed inspiration. Producing the first draft of a novel in a month is a huge mountain to climb, but it is possible. If you’re currently feeling your enthusiasm waning, then check out this article of from Bustle listing other novels that were written in three months or less to give you back a some fire: “9 Novels Drafted In 90 Days or Fewer, To Inspire You For National Novel Writing Month.” Here’s an excerpt that many of us writers can relate to: “Why haven’t I given up yet? (Good question.) Maybe I’m a writing masochist. Maybe I just really like t-shirts with typewriter keys on them.

Regardless of where you are in word count or if your story has completely collapsed beneath your keyboard, keep it going. If you need a lift of spirits, check out your fellow writers on Twitter; you’ll quickly learn that you are not alone in these emotions.

Tweets You May Have Missed

 Tweet: @writingalyse
Tweet: @writingalyse
 Tweet: @KatelynConroy
Tweet: @KatelynConroy
 Tweet: @KBuxtonBooks
Tweet: @KBuxtonBooks

That’s it for today, friends. Come back tomorrow; I promise I’ll be here.

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