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I write for fun, mostly gay romance. I also love fandoms, but not about real people. Leave those guys alone. It's much more fun to manipulate a fictional character than to creep out over a real person.

  • Dawn Evenstar Sister

    mumbled "I won a competition"

    Wow, I won a competition. It was for NaNoWriMo and I wrote a small paragraph about how to get past the finishing post with 50,000 words under your belt.
    Well done to everyone else who took part and especially to those that won.
  • Dawn Evenstar Sister

    mumbled "Flash Fiction Holiday Blog Hop"

    This story was written for a holiday blog hop. Me, along with 39 other writers, were all invited to write a flash fiction (500-3,000 words) using the beautiful picture prompt that I have posted as the cover for this short story. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
  • Dawn Evenstar Sister
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    I've done NaNo without planning, I've done it with planning. I've religiously read all the pep talks from all the supportive authors and ignored them the next year and I have still managed to write 50,000 words in a month.
    The key is to follow the very first rule of NaNo and that is "no editing". I haven't managed to work out how to switch off that annoying red or green squiggly line on Word, but if you can, then do so. I try to ignore it as much as I can. Just write and don't edit, just keep on going without looking back until you have reached the finish line. It doesn't matter what you've written, but you will have written something, even if it is simply back ground for a story you eventually write, it's there, backing you up. After 50,000 words your characters will surely have taken on a life of their own anyway, and that's when they start to almost write themselves. NaNo might not be your finished novel, but it is one hell of a warm up.
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