Guy L. Pace

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Staying the course

I’m about a month into my new novel, but I’m not making the progress I had hoped. The story is strong, I think, and there is a solid structure in place. But, I’m only on chapter three. My word count has me at almost 7,000 words. To meet the goal, I have to get another Continue Reading

On Writing: Starting a Novel

Originally posted in www.rapier57.com, July 2013. I am no Stephen King, but I’m settling into a pattern for how I approach writing. The last National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo¬†2012) helped me organize my approach and set goals. The important thing is to get the story written and not stop until you are done. Then, you Continue Reading

What I learned from NaNoWriMo

(Originally posted at www.rapier57.com, Jan. 2013. This is proper to repost, as NaNoWriMo is coming again in November, 2013.) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is something I knew about for some time, but just didn’t have the time or motivation to do. This year, I jumped in with both feet. As a former print journalist, Continue Reading