Tag Archives: 3DNC

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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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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WIP Wednesday: Ch. 1 of my 3 Day Novel, “Wish for a Stone”

Since a number of 3 Day Novel Contestants are posting their first chapters–you can check out the Iambic Admonit blog where Sørina Higgins is blogging her writing group’s first chapters–I thought I would post mine for Work-in-Progress Wednesday. You can … Continue reading

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A Preview of my 2013 Three Day Novel Contest Story

Once again I am getting ready for the 3 Day Novel Contest. I’ve reblogged my thoughts on the contest from last year (see below), and as I reread what I wrote, I’m a little surprised that I am going in … Continue reading

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A Peak Around the Corner: My NaNoWriMo Reflections

It has been a difficult month since I first posted my Prewriting for NaNoWriMo and launched the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 Days. I find autumn hard, the dying light, our world plunging into darkness. While most people … Continue reading

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