Finishing a November Novel

Treat it as it is: a first draft.

Are you scrambling to meet your deadlines for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)? Consider again the experience of my friend Chandler Birch, who in 2013 decided to try to write a novel in a month.

The challenge gave Birch his start. “Prior to that,” he says, “I … Continue reading

November as a First Draft

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by Andy Scheer

Sometimes participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) makes sense.

Three years ago, as a senior in Taylor University’s Professional Writing program, Chandler Birch accepted the challenge to write a novel in a month. “Prior to that,” he says, “I had next to no experience … Continue reading