Category Archives: Historical Novel

NaNoWriMo – END

It was a challenging year for NaNoWriMo. I liked the premises of my novel and I was excited to finally get to write the second installment of my historical novel. However, I knew setting off that I hadn’t done enough … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Last Week

Last week. One week left. We’re in the home run, it is time for the final sprint. I can see the finish line. And about 300 other cliches that I can think of. But this is how I feel every … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Halfway Mark

Tomorrow is the half way mark to my NaNoWriMo adventure this year. From here on it is close to the home run. During NaNoWriMo I spend much time in coffee shops and at the library to make sure I sit somewhere … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – First Week

First week is over. Seven days of writing. I have found some problem with my novel. Mostly it is about language. As you might know, after much deliberation, I decided to write a sequel to my historical novel I wrote several … Continue reading

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November – FIRST

All through 2018, on the first day of the month I will publish a photograph and journal about what it means to me. This is an exercise I will do to further develop my writing. If you have the time … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo is near

It is close now. Only a week left until the start of NaNoWriMo. Even though I have participated for years, I can’t help but feel excited that it is soon upon us. (If you haven’t heard about this writing challenge … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo thoughts on research

This NaNoWriMo I had planned to do a sequel to my (unpublished) historical world war II novel. However a historical novel requires some (sometimes a lot) research. As I mentioned before I did not get as much writing and research done this … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo research

It’s the end of September and a little over a month until the next NaNoWriMo kicks off. First I had planned to write a sequel to a historical novel I have been working on and I spent much time on researching … Continue reading

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Experimental writing – Help! I can’t do it!

I always experiment with my writing. Despite writing for so many years, I still try to find ways to make it better, brighter, funnier, more clever etc. I also try to make the process smoother. I try different ways of … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a celebration of books, authors, reading – three of my favourite things and this year they are celebrating 20 years of encouraging children to read. So many books written and read in this time. There … Continue reading

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