So Many Words, So Little Time

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I’m still trying like crazy to catch up on my NaNoWriMo word count. It didn’t help that this last weekend was a long, holiday weekend here in the United States. How far behind am I? I calculated that I can still make my goal if I write 2600 words each day between now and Friday.

Whew. Can I do it? Yes! Will I do it? I sure hope so. If I can get into “no guts, no glory” mode, I shall succeed. Wish me luck!

I hope everyone else participating in NaNoWriMo is doing well and going full steam ahead toward the finish line. Feel free to celebrate and/or bitch-n-moan in my comments.

Anyone who’s done this before knows that on December 1, you will be staring at a hot mess of a manuscript. Before you begin editing, you may want to consult a writer’s guide or two, or ten. I like to find guides that address the particular problems I’m having with my prose. Below, I’ve listed some free-for-today guides that may help you clean up some of that mess and inspire you to further creativity.

Get ’em now, but don’t read ’em yet. Keep writing!

  Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Dear Novelist: Would you like your readers to live your stories, not merely read them? Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. This handbook shows you how to perform the transformation from ordinary narrative to deep narrative in clear, easy-to-master steps. I invite you to sweep your writing to the next level with a technique that creates immediacy and intimacy with your readers and virtually eliminates show/don’t tell issues. My Best to You, Jill

  Telling Details by Kat Duncan
Telling Details explains the use and misuse of factual information in fiction, particularly in romance fiction. The updated second edition contains several new articles on how to effectively use details in fiction.

  Inspired Creative Writing by Alexander Gordon Smith
In Inspired creative writing Alexander reveals some brilliant insights into making your writing more effective. Drawing on his years of experience as a writer, editor and publisher, Alexander shares insider tips on every aspect of writing, from overcoming writer’s block, to creating characters so real they leap off the page, via how to chose your writing style, how to develop and maintain the right atmosphere for your writing, and much more besides. Packed with practical and realistic advice, ideas and techniques, this book will prove an invaluable aid to any writing experience. Whether you write part-time as a hobby or are intent on being the next Grisham or Proust, combining Inspired creative writing with your passion and talent will prove a winning formula.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current posts for people who didn’t see them the first time.

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