It’s almost that time of year again, when, all over the world, novelists, actual, aspiring, possibility slightly delusional, are starting to plan their 30 day novel for the global NANOWRIMO event.
I’ve done it for the last 2 years and was fairly convinced that there wouldn’t be a third year……I am not a novelist, struggle with “big” stories, plot lines, narratives…..My novel length work ( well, all two of them lol) have tended to be what I would describe as portmanteau writing, so, lots of linked short pieces, or collections on a theme, so not novels in the truest sense.
BUT….there is something a little addictive about the whole write a minimum of 50,000 words in 30 days thing and each time I’ve done it, I have seen improvements in my overall work afterwards, so, I’m signing up again.
The plan and I use the word in its loosest sense is 50,000 words using an imposed subject generator.
Each day of November, I will take a news headline, local, national, international and produce aprox 2,000 words of fiction inspired by the headline alone.
I will be writing it directly onto this blog, under a NANOWRIMO category, lets see what happens.


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50ish teacher & aspiring writer and parent of a stroppy teenager and carer for a confused bedlington terrier and a small selection of horses who fail to shar emy dressage ambitions. Interested in contemporary fiction but find myself returning to PG Wodehouse when the chips are down View all posts by cathi rae

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