Tag Archives: 3 Day Novel Contest

You’ll Never Know What’s Inside this Wardrobe Until You Peek

Anyone who has read the right books growing up will know that Wardrobes are magical places. Of the portkeys that transport us from our everyday little world into the unknown world of worlds beyond, the Wardrobe is the most famous. … Continue reading

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A Playful Prologue from my @3DayNovel “Pants Are Evil, and Other Lessons from Outer Space”

Since a number of 3 Day Novel Contestants are posting their first chapters–for example, you can check out the Ekphrasis artist collective here–I thought I would post mine for Work-in-Progress Wednesday. You can read about my older 3 Day Novel Contest … Continue reading

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A 3 Day Novel Contest Post-mortem: Thoughts After my 7th 3DNC

For the 7th consecutive year I have been a contestant in the International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest. This is literally the exercise of writing a full novel in 72 hours. No extensions, no extra time, no time outs. This is … Continue reading

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A 3 Day Novel Contest Post-mortem: Thoughts After my 7th 3DNC

For the 7th consecutive year I have been a contestant in the International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest. This is literally the exercise of writing a full novel in 72 hours. No extensions, no extra time, no time outs. This is … Continue reading

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The Charm of Mystery: An Encouragement to Christian Teachers in Secular Schools

I am right now furiously at work on the 3 Day Novel Contest, so I thought I would rework this note of encouragement to Christian teachers. I think, despite its focus, that all teachers will be encouraged by it, especially … Continue reading

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Dayshift Werewolves and Weekend Writers: Thinking about the 3 Day Novel Contest Genre

It’s Friday. This may not surprise you, and may not be true for all readers. But at this point, from my perspective, it is Friday. And in just a few hours the International 3 Day Novel Contest begins. Once again, … Continue reading

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NaNoEdMo… I think. Maybe… No, I’m Pretty Sure.

I won’t be participating in this year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)–at least not in the usual sense. I know my writing habits. To do 1667 words each day–or 2000 words a day to account for pattern-breaking days–I need 2 … Continue reading

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