Guy L. Pace

Living to Write

Scrivener

Scrivener I use Scrivener for all my writing. My first experience with Scrivener was back in 2012, when I was getting ready to NaNoWriMo my first novel, Sudden Mission. I had recently moved from Windows to Mac and needed a solid writing tool. I didn’t want to spend the cash to get Microsoft Office for Continue Reading

Hi, 2017!

2017 Our gift from 2017 is snow. Lots and lots of snow. And cold. Yeah, we got some cold here. Both the weather cold and the virus cold. Not fun together. But, we’re getting past the virus cold. I’ve cleared the drive and sidewalk on an almost daily basis. The back yard is about knee-deep Continue Reading

Holidays

Holidays NaNoWriMo 2016 is over, the end of the year holidays are here. I’m working through the last of the chapters of my “work in progress” and revising the story. This has been an interesting project and North Carolina will never be the same. This work, with the working title of Alien Alliance, will be Continue Reading

Winner

Winner! Today I passed the 50,000 word mark and am now an official NaNoWriMo 2016 winner! My word count for November 29 is 1,816. My daily average was 1,751. The total word count uploaded for the win today: 50,793. The first draft is not finished, though. There are a couple of chapters yet to write Continue Reading

Day Twenty-Two

Home Stretch This is Day Twenty-two. My word count is at 39,707 words. I wrote 3,047 words today, and I’m averaging 1,804 word per day now. By this time next week, I should have passed the 50,000 word mark for NaNoWriMo-2016 and be well on the way to my personal goal of 60,000. Or, I’ll be Continue Reading

Day Fifteen

Halfway This is Day Fifteen. The word count for today is 3,470. I’m averaging 2,019 words per day. My total as of today is: 30,299. This is half way through the month and half way to the end of NaNoWriMo 2016. If my goal was 50,000 words–which is the goal for NaNoWriMo–I would be three-fifths the Continue Reading

Day Eight

Day Eight I just finished writing on day eight of NaNoWriMo 2016. So far, I’m averaging a little over 2,000 words per day. Today’s count was 2,150 words. I’m kind of hitting it as a chapter each day. Tomorrow, I’ll start with a fresh chapter. That seems to work pretty well. So far, the total word Continue Reading

First Day

First Day Today is the first day of NaNoWriMo 2016. That’s National Novel Writing Month to those of you not paying attention. I started at midnight. I joined fellow writers at Denny’s on North Division in Spokane just a little before midnight on Halloween, set up the laptop and got ready. Apple crisp and coffee. Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo 2016

Plot or Pants? I will take part in National Novel Writing Month this year. That’s NaNoWriMo. Starting November 1, participants start writing their novels. If they write every day, meet a target number of words each day, and keep at it, they will reach the goal of 50,000 words or more by November 30. If Continue Reading

What

What The story element What is a critical part of a story. Who is important, but without What, there really isn’t any story. The What generally amounts to an event, a romance, an accident, a speech, an election, or an apocalypse. Normally, What is your plot in the novel or short story and is what Continue Reading

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