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I Write Like…

There’s a funny little machine on the internet called I Write Like… It’s simple to use, and fun! Just copy/paste part of your text into the analyzer, and see who you write like. I did this for a bunch of my WIP’s and was more than a little surprised by the outcome! I write likeCory Doctorow I Write Like by […]

Camp NaNoWriMo Updates

I’ve just reached 40,265 words on my Camp NaNo manuscript, Reflected (Mirrorland #2), which basically means…I’m nearly there. This story turned out nothing at all like I first expected though. For starters, it’s told from three different viewpoints. That means that each of the characters has about 15k-20k screen time by the time the book is finished (which I estimate […]

Monday Musings #3

Every Monday, I will post a quick recap of last week’s events. Feel free to join and/or link your own recap! Writing. I reached 30k in Reflected (Mirrorland #2). This is the middle part of the story, and as usually, things are getting tough just about now. I always have trouble getting through the middle part. Argh! But I’m determined […]

All these villains…

This post is inspired by a thread on AbsoluteWrite talking about antagonists. The thread actually got me thinking more about the antagonists in my current WIP and I’m amazed. Why? Because I have so many! Warning: This post will be rather vague, with mentions of MC1, MC2 and A1 (which means Antagonist 1), as opposed to actual names. Why? Because […]

Monday Musings #2

Every Monday, I will post a quick recap of last week’s events. Feel free to join and/or link your own recap! Writing: I reached 25k words in Reflected (Mirrorland #2). Reflected is this year’s CampNaNoWriMo manuscript, so I’m already halfway through Camp NaNoWriMo. Yay! I do think the full manuscript itself will probably reach 60k words though. Editing: I’ve managed […]

I don’t write Mary Sue characters! YAY.

Guess what everyone? I don’t write Mary Sue characters. YAY. You’re probably asking the what, why, who and how of this random statement. Between studying Labor Law and Family Law, I decided to take the Original Fiction Mary Sue Test. Why? I was studying Labor and Family Law. ‘Nuff said. As it turns out, my characters actually score very low […]

YA Story Analyzer Tool

Today I want to introduce you to a nifty tool for all young adult and MG writers out there: the YA Story Analyzer Tool. It’s free to use and it checks your manuscript for average sentence length, reading level, redundant phrases and sentences, cliché words, wordy sentences and use of adverbs. I throw around adverbs like it’s Christmas, so this […]

Monday Musings #1

Every Monday, I will post a quick recap of the past week’s event. Feel free to join! Writing: I started on Reflected (Mirrorland #2), which is my WIP for this year’s CampNaNoWriMo June. I’m already at 15k words, which is great. I hope to finish it soon. Editing: After the intensive edits for Freactured (Mirrorland #1), I can’t force myself […]

Camp NaNoWriMo June #1: Marathon to 10k words.

I challenged myself yesterday to reach 10k words on the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo. Guess what? I succeeded. The first 10k words is done, and I feel happy, releived, pleased and a lot more. I hope to reach 15k today, but that would probably be wishful thinking. At this pace, I’ll definitely reach my goal of finishing the entire […]

Monthly Goals: June 2012

Hey, everyone! Can you believe it’s June already? Time really does fly! I don’t know about you, but I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and I invite you to participate as well. It’ll be fun. This is my first time camping (to be honest, I’ve never gone camping in real life either) and I’m uber-excited. If you’re participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, […]