LEARNING IN 25 BOOKS
That’s right, here comes the NaNoWriMo challenge starting up in November. And last year I was lucky enough to be a part of a bundle of how-to-write books.
This year, I am lucky enough to be a part of that bundle again with the How To Write Fiction Sales Copy book. 13 books this year, plus the 12 from last year are all being offered together.
You can get the new bunch, or for $25.00 you can get all 25 writing books from both years.
And the new group includes Writing the Blockbuster Novel by Albert Zuckerman and also the impossible-to-find Writing to the Point by Algis Budrys.
Not much today. Some running around, some exercise, once with a friend, another time with Kris, so ended up with 10,000 steps today. And I worked on Smith’s Monthly and some workshop stuff.
Took a long nap, watched some television, then wrote 2,100 words in two sessions on the novel that will seemingly never end.
Tomorrow or Saturday you will be getting one of the non-fiction books I just finished. And a day or so after that the next issue of Smith’s Monthly. Stay tuned.
NOVEMBER ONLINE WORKSHOPS
At the moment all of the following have openings. They start on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Only 9 workshops this month available.
Class #41… Nov 2nd … Pitches and Blurbs
Class #42… Nov 2nd … How to Write Thrillers
Class #43… Nov 2nd … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #44… Nov 2nd … (Cancelled)
Class #45… Nov 3rd … Character Development
Class #46… Nov 3rd … Depth in Writing
Class #47… Nov 3rd … Making a Career
Class #48… Nov 4th … Cliffhangers
Class #49… Nov 4th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #50… Nov 4th … Advanced Depth
Great New Mystery Bundle
My mystery novel, COLD CALL is now in a fantastic new bundle of stories called The Dark Justice Mystery Bundle.
TOPIC OF THE NIGHT: Learning in 25 Books
Learning writing and the business of writing comes in bits here and details there. I have said that a great deal here.
It’s why Kris and I watch The Voice, to keep learning. It’s why we teach. And talk with other writers. You just never know when you will hear a bit of learning that will help you or your writing business.
I can’t even imagine having these 25 writing books for $25 available to me when I started.
I paid a lot of money for some of the books here and am looking forward to reading others. I have three copies of the Zuckerman book and an older, treasured copy of the Budrys book.
If you want to be a writer and don’t understand how incredible a deal Kevin J. Anderson has put together for you, not much I can do to help you.
You won’t agree with everything in every book, but be open to learning and this year you have a major chance to do just that.
The Writing of STAR RAIN: A SEEDERS UNIVERSE NOVEL
Day 1…. 2,550 words. Total words so far… 2,550 words.
Day 2…. 2,350 words. Total words so far… 4,900 words.
Day 3…. 2,500 words. Total words so far… 7,400 words.
Day 4…. 1,200 words. Total words so far… 8,600 words.
Day 5…. 1,500 words. Total words so far… 10,100 words.
Day 6…. 2,000 words. Total words so far… 12,100 words.
Day 7…. 1,700 words. Total words so far… 13,800 words.
Day 8…. 3,350 words. Total words so far… 17,150 words.
Day 9…. 5,300 words. Total words so far… 22,450 words.
Day 10…. 1,400 words. Total words so far… 23,850 words.
Day 11…. 4,200 words. Total words so far… 28,050 words.
Day 12…. 2,200 words. Total words so far… 30,250 words.
Day 13…. 1,400 words. Total words so far… 31,650 words.
Day 14…. 1,550 words. Total words so far… 33,200 words.
Day 15…. 1,200 words. Total words so far… 34,400 words.
Day 16…. 3,100 words. Total words so far… 37,500 words.
Day 17…. 1,100 words. Total words so far… 38,600 words.
Day 18…. 1,050 words. Total words so far… 39,650 words.
Day 19…. 1,050 words. Total words so far… 40,700 words.
Day 20…. 900 words. Total words so far… 41,600 words.
Day 21…. 2,250 words. Total words so far… 43,850 words.
Day 22…. 2,700 words. Total words so far… 46,550 words.
Day 23…. 2,100 words. Total words so far… 48,650 words.
Totals For Year 3, Month 3, Day 29
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 809
— Daily Fiction: 2,100 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 48,700 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 600 words
— Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 18,300 words
— E-mail: 18 e-mails. Approx. 900 original words. E-mails month-to date: 632 e-mails. Approx. 31,700 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers
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