Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Random Recommendation: 25 Questions To Ask As You Write

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NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, officially kicked off today.  In case you don't know, this challenge is to write 50,000 words of your novel during the month of November.  (Your ultimate goal may vary, but 50,000 words is approximately 200 pages.)

Many of the participants crazy enough to sign up for this challenge are probably going to be lost in a fog of words somewhere around November 15th.  So before that happens, I decided to offer a blog post recommendation as a beacon for this month and to get you to ask the important questions about your writing.

The post, "25 Question To Ask As You Write" at Terrible Minds, addresses important topics such as theme, your writing voice, and the purpose of each and every scene.  You'll also be asking yourself if you're as ready as you thought you were (the clock is ticking).

Keep in mind, Chuck occasionally uses profanity.  Okay, he has quite the potty mouth, but if you can overlook some colorful language, you'll get some really great advice.  If nothing else, it's always entertaining to read his stuff.

Anyone who compares writing to "brushing the teeth of a meth-cranked baboon" has got my vote any day!  Enjoy!

Are you also doing NaNoWriMo this year? Yes? Stop reading this and write already!

Also, stay tuned for December, I will be featuring Thursday Thirteen posts on my blog.


  1. Oh, my. I love that Terrible Minds post, thank you for sharing!

    I read this post yesterday during our OCC kickoff party when I should have been writing. It was a rough start for me, but now I'm hoping today will be easier. I wrote three different beginnings before I finally found one that stuck.

    How are you doing?

  2. Gotta' love Chuck Wendig's blot! I've been following him since listening to his podcast interviews with him. He's hilarious. :)

  3. Hi Lori, I had a rough first day too, but I managed to get in my quota with 15 minutes to spare yesterday :-) Today was much better, but I think I will have to accept that I am simply a slow writer.

    Chuck is great isn't he Mindi? I wish I could pull off his style of snark.