Pd james top 10 tips for writing a novel
pd james top 10 tips for writing a novel
There is no small irony in the fact that NaNoWriMo is such a head-scratcher of an acronym. Sounding rather like some minuscule tech marvel, it is in fact the abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month. The aim is simple: write a novel. In a month. No wiggle room for interpretation there – and therein lies the beauty of the movement: there is no hiding ground. There’s you, the blank page, and one calendar month of writing ahead. Whether you succeed or fail, the theory is that you should at the very least have a decent starting point for your future writing endeavours. Which is, we’re sure you’ll agree, much better than the nothing you had the morning of Day 1.
Okay, you say. This is something about writing; you’re an editing company. We get it. But why mention it now?
Well, Doodlers – the hour is near! NaNoWriMo starts in November – so get your laptops and notebooks ready, it’s a busy month ahead! You can officially sign up here: http://nanowrimo.org/ – or, if you prefer a little less pressure (but a little less support – ain’t life swings and roundabouts?), just go ahead and try it without signing up.
Oh, and when you’re done – or if you need help with the first draft you’ve started – be a pal and think of your beloved DoodlePress. We’re here to help turn your cherished manuscript into a polished novel of which you can be proud.
Good luck to all those doing NaNoWriMo!
Hello Doodlers – please take a look at the incredible transformation of Nicolas Catt, all done through the JRF Health Life Package. We have been editing the posts on the blog, and it’s been great to work with the folks at JRF and Nicolas himself. Congratulations!
We have finally arrived at Day 60 of the USA JRF Health Life Package, and Nick has realized the goals he and Josef set out at the beginning of their time together. Along with the incredible physical transformation – which, as you can all see, is so obvious in the photos – there has been a life-changing shift in Nick’s mental approach. Here are a few final thoughts from both Josef and Nick about the inspirational journey they’ve been on:
“No words I say can fully express the magnitude of change that has taken place in the past 60 days out here in America…it’s peaceful to see Nick now, just to see him walking around: he is so much lighter on his feet, 19 kilos (42lbs) lighter. Now, he’s always smiling and buzzing.
“On day one, Nick was wearing XXL. Today he wears large and medium. He has to…
At DoodlePress Publishing Ltd. our editors lovingly smooth-out the crinkles in your manuscript. Each piece of work is given our undivided attention – we know how much your writing means to you, we know because we are writers too. DoodlePress is here to help you get the very best out of your creative work.
But don’t just take my word for it, here is a review from a happy customer:
“Having recently used Doodle Press to edit my novel Closure, I would recommend them to anyone wishing to take their work to a higher level. Their excellent advice and recommendations were worth every penny, and I now feel I can submit my work to publishers and literary agencies with absolute confidence.” – Mark S
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