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#amwriting Aug 13, 2017

A cautious accounting would reckon on some 3.5 million words of serious writing chalked up between us all at The Novelry so far this year.

From our collaboration as novelists working side by side - shush - beyond The Novelry prescription of discipline and routine-  have popped three things in the last few weeks:

  •  the worth of moving between longhand writing to the keyboard and back, when and why
  • journalling the big write and to keep the first draft productive ‘deep’ play
  • and we have have been fairly gobsmacked that the process and it’s blues - or ‘motion sickness’ as we call it at The Novelry is so damned commonplace

We're hunkering down for another season’s write, beginning September, driving forward first or second drafts, propelled by the knowledge that writers from Steinbeck to Stephen King came to know the virtue of the 90 day write. 

We know now that a draft of a novel is not only possible but more possible than not,...

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