Monday, November 01, 2010

Consider this Draft Zero

Some very good advice on writing during National Novel Writing Month by Chuck Wendig (represented by Stacia Decker who has a very keen eye for talent)


Margaret Yang said...

Can I just add something? Come November 30, not only should you never inflict your Nano novel on editors and agents, you should also never inflict it on your beloved beta readers. Clean it up before sending it out--anywhere--into the world. Just sayin'.

Saranna DeWylde said...

I used to think NaNo was this huge deal and it was such a challenge to do 50K in a month. The first time I did it, it was. It was like pulling rhino teeth with piano wire.

Now, my average word count is 5K per day and that's with my internal editor ON.

Margaret, I definitely agree. Give that child some table manners and her Sunday best before you send her out to visit, even to the people who do her hair. :)

Jan Markley said...

Good advice from Chuck, and Saranna - I love - 'give that child some table manners ...' Great stuff!