Alice Osborn

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What’s 50,000 Divided by 30? Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012

What’s 50,000 Divided by 30? Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

November’s National Novel Writing Month (called NaNoWriMo for short) is only a few short days away! Are you ready to write a 50,000 word book in 30 days? To answer the question of “What’s 50,000 divided by 30?” It’s 1,666.67 or the number of words you need to write everyday in November so you won’t fall behind for NaNoWriMo. 200,000 writers around the world...

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How To Write a Novel Based on a True Story

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

How To Write a Novel Based on a True Story

Today we welcome guestblogger, Harlow Coban! Harlow is the author of Life in Death, her debut novel which is now available. A fast-paced murder mystery, Life in Death is the first part of the Kari Marchant series. Read on to find out how to effectively turn your real life stories into captivating fiction!   My story isn’t a warm and fuzzy one.    My father was murdered when I was 12 years of...

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How to Win at National Novel Writing Month

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011

How to Win at National Novel Writing Month

Goodbye Halloween, hello November’s National Novel Writing Month (called NaNoWriMo for short) where 200,000 writers around the world hash out a 50,000 word novel from Nov 1st to Nov 30th. November is also the month of National Blog Posting Month and Write Nonfiction in November. So if you’ve been waiting to write that novel, blog post, memoir and keep coming up with excuses, now’s the time to...

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Guestpost: Stephen King’s “On Writing”

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011

Guestpost: Stephen King’s “On Writing”

Today we have regular guestblogger Dave Baldwin to talk about Stephen King’s On Writing with us! *** After countless urgings from numerous friends (some writers, some not), I finally broke down and read On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King. I’m glad I did, and I expect to give the book a second reading. As any King reader might expect, this book has great entertainment value...

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