Category Archives: nanowrimo

Nano – What To Do About That Urge: Six Lessons #nanowrimo #writing

(the images are from my garden; I cannot believe the colour that has extended into November) National Novel Writing Month is an exercise in many things: patience, persistence, imagination, robust typing skills. To arrive at November 30th with 50,000 words tucked away is … Continue reading

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What If… Is #Nano Really Worth The Risk… #shortfiction #darkvisions #audible

We may have moved on from Halloween but I thought I’d share this. I’ve had two of my stories included in an anthology of horror fiction Dark Visions and last night I read a version of both as a spooky … Continue reading

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Life, Who Knew #lifeinaflash

This time, two years ago I was floggging through Nano – the National Novel Writing Month – trying to write 30 short stories in 30 days, each 1667 words long. They had to be in a variety of styles, genres, … Continue reading

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Nanthology – Till Death Do Us Part?

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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Done it #nanthology #nano

So there we are; the last short story written and my cheat Nano is complete. Tomorrow at 1.00pm GMT the last short story goes live. When I started this I wondered how to end it and I hope you like … Continue reading

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Nanthology – Derek Dongle: Uncowed

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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Nanthology – Mr Dandy and the Chalk Door

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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