NaNoWriMo 2014 — Keep Writing

It’s now December. For many of you, that means the hellish challenge that is NaNoWriMo has come to an end. Perhaps this was the year that you won and printed yourself out a winner’s certificate you can display with pride on your fridge’s door. Or maybe this is the year that you had very good intentions of winning, but the flu decided otherwise. Or you’re a non-participant and looking forward to the next eleven months where you mostly aren’t inundated with posts about this damn novel writing month. Read More NaNoWriMo 2014 — Keep Writing

NaNoWriMo 2014: Week 2 Check In

Two weeks down! Don’t panic yet, fellow NaNo’ers. There’s still two weeks to go, one of which has a long weekend for most of the Americans among us, so this is still a glass-half-full situation. Read More NaNoWriMo 2014: Week 2 Check In

Is It Okay to Use an Image from Google for My Book Cover?

Boys and girls, sit tight because I’m going to tell you all about why not to use Google images for book covers.

For some, Google Images is a free-for-all playground. If it’s on Google it must be free, right? Well, no. Do you think everything you find on Google is free? Do you think that every site you browse is free for you to take apart and run away with? Even academic papers? Well, you’re in for a good wake up call. Read More Is It Okay to Use an Image from Google for My Book Cover?

NaNoWriMo 2014 — 1st Week Check In

Every year during November, Persephone hosts regular Friday check-ins for our readers and writers who are participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo. This week is our first catching up. I can’t wait to hear how you’re doing.

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NaNoWriMo 2014 — It Begins

As we say goodbye to 31 Days of Halloween, friends, we can now turn our attention to our next adventure – NaNoWriMo 2014. I don’t wish to alarm you, but if you haven’t been paying attention to the calendar (or the prepping posts we’ve been running this week), NaNo starts tomorrow. Or exactly at the stroke of midnight if you’re either a go-getter (blergh) or don’t have any costume-related activities planned for the evening (also blergh). Read More NaNoWriMo 2014 — It Begins

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Who Are You People Anyway?

On Monday, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month, we attempted to write a very short synopsis of our story idea. However, some of us get ideas for characters before we know what’s going to happen to them. And that’s a great place to start! So let’s get to know the people in your story. Read More Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Who Are You People Anyway?