In episode of 6 The Ottawa Writes Podcast, I reveal to Catherine the secret project I worked on last month: writing an entire novel in 31 days! With the secret revealed, we discuss how I did, why I did it, and what I learned. ~Kevin #OttawaWrites
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Kevin’s lessons learned from the experience of writing a novel in 31 days:
- Writing a novel in a month is very do-able project.
- It takes a lot of time, but you find the time if you make the commitment.
- People failing at NaNoWrMo probably aren’t doing the pre-planning necessary to be successful.
- There are no writing police. If you miss a day, you just get back at it the next day.
- The middle section gets difficult.
- Keeping the project a secret makes it a more personal experience.
- There is a shallowness to the writing because you have a 31 day window of experiences and influences to draw from.
- Writing this way significantly limits the amount of research you can do.
- Drinking alcohol while writing can be effective.
Catherine’s Book Signing: Kanata Chapters, June 15, noon to three.
Fizzle.co (Kevin’s affiliate link)
John Muldoon’s Monthly Experiments Project
The Adventures of Clair Never-Ending by Catherine Brunelle
The Page Turners: Blood by Kevin T. Johns