NaNoWriMo

That's right! It's that time of year again. When writers commit to write an entire novel in the month of November. Often 50,000 words is the target. But not me. Not this year. NaNoWriMo is now NaNoRevisionMo. While Maraya is editing the first of a series of 3 yoga manuscripts of mine, I will be … Continue reading NaNoWriMo

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The Yoga of Writing: 5 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Writing is like a faucet: it’s either on or off but you first have to turn the tap. When you shut it off, it dries up. When you turn it on, it pours forth. If you feel your tap has been closed tight, here are 5 ways to get it flowing again: Say yes. Out … Continue reading The Yoga of Writing: 5 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Congratulations, your first draft sucks.

Yes, congratulations! Because you have a first draft. It's called a rough draft for a reason. And it's allowed to suck. It's the bones. It's the half-chewed meat. It's the burnt fat that has a lot of flavour but isn't good for you to eat. When I look back to finishing my rough draft, I … Continue reading Congratulations, your first draft sucks.