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I was asked to be author guest of honor for Falkon, one of the largest SF conventions in Poland, held in the city of Lublin, and I gratefully accepted. I’ve never been to Poland (never even been to Eastern Europe before), and a writer needs to experience new places, cultures, people, traditions, all as ingredients for creating worlds.
Productivity Tip #9: Think Outside the Keyboard
After the previous tip, now that you’ve set up the perfect established writing spot, keep in mind that this is not the only way you can write. Your word processor isn’t the only tool you have.
Productivity Tip #7—KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WRITING & EDITING
Write during the writing stage.
Edit during the editing stage.
Writing Productivity Tip #5: Use Every Minute
If you think you need large blocks of time to accomplish any writing, then you’re kidding yourself. One sentence at a time, one paragraph at a time, one page at a time.
Reposting a series of tips I published for last year’s NaNoWriMo—
Writing Productivity Tip #3—WORK ON DIFFERENT PROJECTS AT THE SAME TIME
This one works best for people with ADD, or low boredom thresholds! (And it doesn’t work for everybody.)
Here’s the first chapter in my new holiday story featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., “Naughty & Nice.” If you enjoy it, you can read the whole story for only 99¢
Book bundles are a great way to get a lot of excellent novels at a real bargain price. I’m part of a new set, Book Bale, which contains my novel CLIMBING OLYMPUS, as well as THE JESUS INCIDENT by Frank Herbert & Bill Ransom, STARPLEX by Robert J. Sawyer, BIRTHRIGHT by Mike Resnick, FUTURE PERFECT by Nancy Kress, and THE ELVENBANE by Mercedes Lackey and Andre Norton.
For those of you embarking on the National Novel Writing Month project, NaNoWriMo, you’ll start out with enthusiasm and excitement…hopefully enough to carry you through thirty days and the end of your opus.
Another post that may help some of you get your novel finished in a month for NaNoWriMo. For most of my career I have used a recorder to dictate my writing; I feel it makes me much more productive. Here’s an article I wrote on the technique. See if you think it might work for you.
TALKING TO MYSELF
In celebration of National Novel Writing Month, I’m going to re-post some of my previous “kick in the butt” blogs, in hopes you’ll draw some inspiration, get fired up, and move that novel toward the finish line.
This one, posted last December, is about my personal-best marathon writing, a full-steam-ahead crash to write my big SF novel THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS. Not a schedule I would suggest any of you keep, but sometimes the deadline is a dictator.