Writings of Stuart Whitmore

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Journey to a New POD Land

This past weekend, the Sweet Journey completed a jump through hyperspace. Or something like that. Let me rewind a bit and explain....

A NaNo Novel on Sale for NaNo

As mentioned before, I will be participating in NaNoWriMo again this year. You might also know that my novel Lesson One: Revolution! was originally written for NaNoWriMo in 2009. I thought it would be a fun way to celebrate the NaNoWriMo experience by putting that novel on sale during NaNoWriMo. Therefore, during November of this year, you will be able to buy the Kindle or Nook version for just 99 cents.

A Novel Tool

Outlines. Index cards. Character bios and back stories. There are many ways you can prepare to write a novel, and many easily-obtained tools for both the preparation and the writing. For example, my first books in the early 1980s were written with ballpoint pens and spiral notebooks (and, admittedly, very little planning), but nobody will be surprised at this point that computers are now the physical tool of choice for many writers. Of course a computer by itself won't do much good without software, and you have many choices, some of which are free. If you're looking for software, perhaps to get ready for NaNoWriMo next month, I recommend taking a close look at one free software package called Celtx.

#SampleSunday: Part of the Journey...

I decided to give #SampleSunday another try. Today I am posting an excerpt from "Journey to Yandol" which is the main short story in the collection Journey to Yandol, and other stories. If you like this sample, I hope you will also read the samples that are made available through online retailers, and, naturally, order your copy if you like the samples you read!

A sample from "Journey to Yandol"

Deadlines, Deadlines

November is approaching fast, and in the writing community that means NaNoWriMo is also approaching fast. What is NaNoWriMo? In a nutshell, it is a one-month challenge to write a complete novel. It is a great opportunity for writers who have day jobs other than writing to focus on a novel project. The definition of a novel, for the purposes of NaNoWriMo, is 50,000 words.

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