Silentrock does Nanowrimo

Hello everyone, for a lot of writers, November means the national novel writing month (nanowrimo.)

This year for the first time, I am going to be one of those writers.

What does that mean?

The National Novel Writing Month started in America in 1999 and flew over to the Netherlands since around 2003. It has a large comunity and forum on which you can stay in touch with fellow Nanoers, to help you through the month.

some rules:

– Start writing on November 1st and keep on writing untill November 30th.

– your novel should be at least 50.000 words.

– originally you had to write a whole new novel in 30 days but that has been less extensive, you can now continue writing on older stories s long as you put your word count for November 1st at 0.

What is Silentrock going to write?

My idea for the nanowrimo is to start writing a new book in the fantasy genre, I am not much of a plotter so at the moment all I have is 5 characters that come together as an adventuring group and get into a world of trouble doing so. working title: The Wandering 5.

As I will be focussing on writing I will have to keep away from the one week one story challenge and keep my focus on my story.

I’m looking forward to challenging myself and being part of the community and will try to keep you posted about my progress.

So for now,

Catch you later.

OWOS#2 Clean slate

What is up?

So I have been working on this romance story for two weeks, but didn’t even get to 2000 words. I seem to be having a problem with the setting I put it in. It is not taking my interest as much as it should be and my dialogues seem weak and static. So I realised that it is sometimes better to start over.

What is going to happen?

I decided to go clean slate on this story, but I am giving it a new spin.

I am adding Steampunk to the mix!

This means that I will have to let you wait for another week until I get this new story written.

OWOS #2 in hindsight

Last February I challenged myself to write a short story in one week. Here is a link to the result of that challenge.

https://corfrederiks.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/one-week-one-story-2/

but

I need to change my format.

I’ve been writing on the story only in snippets and only just got a bunch of inspiration for it.

I have to make a change if I want this romance story to come to fruition. I do not want this to turn out to be a piece that has been sped through and not brought to its full potential.

I also found out that 5000 words is just not enough, so I decided to take an extra week for this story to come to its full potential. And will probably use more words.

I hope you’ll bear with me and understand this decision.

Recap of the Rules (edit)

– 5000 – 8000 words (maybe even 10,000)
– must be stand alone
– the week is  now two weeks from Saturday April 12th, to Saturday April 26th.

OWOS I need to change my format

The idea of writing a full story in one week, using only 5000 words does not allow my muse to arrive.

I have to make a change if I want this romance story to come to fruition, and not turn out to be a piece that has been sped through and not brought its full potential.

I am taking another week to bring this story to its full potential.

Bear with me and I will write a story that is more than it could have been.

One week, One story #2

Last February I challenged myself to write a short story in one week. Here is a link to the result of that challenge.

https://corfrederiks.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/one-week-one-story-2/

I quite enjoyed this challenge and I want to do it again.

Recap of the Rules

– 5000 – 6000 words
– must be stand alone
– the week is from Saturday April 12th, to Saturday April 19th.

Next to these rules, you can decide what Genre I will be writing in by voting in this poll.

Looking forward to seeing your votes!

Susan Cain announces news to make introverts happy

Looking forward to hearing more about these developments.

TED Blog

Susan Cain spoke about the power of introverts at TED2012. Hear her plans for making the world a little quieter for them. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Susan Cain spoke about the power of introverts at TED2012. Hear her plans for making the world a little quieter for them. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Susan Cain is planning a Quiet Revolution. In her classic talk from TED2012, she spoke up for introverts, pointing out the many ways our culture encourages extroversion. “I wasn’t prepared for the intensity and voracity of response to these ideas,” Cain tells the TED Blog two years later. “There’s an enormous hunger for recognition, understanding and advancement.”

In her talk during All-Stars session 5 at TED2014 just now, Cain shared how she plans to empower introverts—for the benefit of us all—by creating quiet places at work, training quiet leaders, and empowering introverts in the classroom. The TED Blog caught up with Cain to learn more about the details of the movement that she didn’t have time to share in her short talk. Along…

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