Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Want to Write A Novel Together?

I ran across a new blog the other day called Let’s Write A Novel … Together. The point of the blog is just as the title says. To write a novel, together. 

Starting today, September 1st, Jean Lauzier, the blog owner, will (snipped the following from the blog):

… be posting about creating characters, writing dialogue, setting scenes, hooking the reader, tension, conflict, pacing, taming the inner editor and so much more. 

In Oct., we'll start an intensive month long novel planning session.  It'll include more indepth posts on topics such as story arc, structure and scene development along with some brainstorming and possibly real time chats.

Then, starting Nov. 1st, we'll make daily progress posts, along with weekly encouragement and who know what else.  Plus, you'll be able to have a progress meter just like mine on the right.  I'll explain more about that later.

If you've always wanted to write a novel or if this is your second or third or even sixth novel, join us on this wonderful journey.  I can't promise you it'll all be fun but it'll be worth it.

This is great if you need a push, or encouragement, or if you’re having difficulty beginning on a new project, if you want to start a new project,  or if you just need moral support.  It’s also a great  head start on  NaNoWriMo, which, by the way is right around the corner (November 1st).

But that’s not all of the great resources Jean has to offer. She  has another blog, StoryCrafters, and a writer’s forum (also entitled StoryCrafters) where she runs challenges, offers craft articles, writing tips and much, much more. Oh, and there’s also a StoryCrafters private critique group, too (it’s a Yahoo group, it’s not on the public forum).

Lot’s of wonderful resources to check out, that’s for sure. If you’d like to learn more about Jean Lauzier, join in on the novel writing project,  check out her blogs and/or the forum, links are below.

Happy Writing!

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