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    Librarian and chief holder of antiquities and biscuits Jaquaia's Avatar
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    NaNoWriMo

    Anyone planning on taking part? I

    www.nanowrimo.org

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    I'm not sure I can commit this year. I love Nano though!
    I've stuck this thread too
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    I'd not heard about this until a couple of days ago! I dunno yet... Are you doing it Jaq?

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    I am. I'm going to start it today. I've never made the 10,000 words yet but it gives me something to focus on.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    It's brilliant fun! I love it. Planning on doing it next year Unless I can persuade myself to "have a go" for this year lol...
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    I think I've got about 7000 words written on my novel already, about 1000 a chapter, which doesn't really seem like its enough, its like 4 pages per chapter?

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    It's not about how much makes a chapter... Some books have longer ones and some have less... If it feels right then it is right!
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    I suppose the answer then is that it doesn't feel right. I think I move things too quickly. The reader needs a chance to breathe.

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    So get your ideas down, put it away for a few weeks and re-read it. That way you're looking at it with fresh eyes. Try and read it from a readers perspective itms? And not as a writer. Make notes on what you think needs changing and then edit it. You'll be able to slow down where you think it needs slowing down and remove any bits you think are unnecessary.

    Stephen King's "On Writing" is a very good book to read for writing tips.

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    Thanks Jaq, I'll check it out. I used to do a lot of writing when I was younger but recently I just decided I had to get this novel down on paper because it was driving me crazy being in my head. I know the plot like the back of my hand.

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