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A Tale of Two WriMos: NaNoWriMo2016 and the Inner Struggle

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NaNoWriMo2016 Participant: Chris Phethean

Like the sequel to some kind of action adventure book, I find myself undertaking a new NaNoWriMo journey this year, only this time for NaNoWriMo2016, the stakes are higher, the tiredness is greater and the days are passing away faster than ever before. Will I make it to the word count in time? This sequel does have a happy […]

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The Magic of Christmas eBook – on sale now!

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The Magic of Christmas eBook

It’s here! The Magic of Christmas eBook – my debut novel –  is available to download from the Amazon Kindle store! Nearly a year after I began work on it for NaNoWriMo2015, and just days before I start the 2016 competition, I have got the book onto Amazon in time for Christmas! It has been a long […]

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8 Tips For a Successful NaNoWriMo

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A notebook for NaNoWriMo

As NaNoWriMo is now less than a month away (!), I have been thinking back to how I approached the challenge last year. I hope that by doing so I can replicate my routine and the resulting success that it brought. Last time out, I made a few blog posts along the way about what I […]

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Thinking of NaNoWriMo 2016: Choosing a Story

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As November approaches, I find myself thinking more and more about NaNoWriMo and what I will spend the month working on. Last year, my first attempt at the challenge went really well. In a way, I think it went too well. I am sure that this time around the rigid regime that I stuck to […]

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The Magic Of Christmas: First Draft Completed

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NaNo 2015 Winner Banner

I did it! At the beginning of November, I set out to complete NaNoWriMo. Write 50,000 words in a month. Complete a first draft of a novel. Easy? Not quite. But I quickly found myself in a routine, and the ideas generally kept flowing. I wrote and I wrote, morning and evening, in bed at […]