Posts Tagged ‘ 3-Day Novel Contest ’

#HumpDayReviews, pre-3DNC edition: The Unstrung Harp by Edward Gorey

If you've never read anything by Edward Gorey, let me be the first to tell you that you've been wasting your life most miserably. Then, allow me to recommend the first Edward Gorey book you ought to read in order to rectify this situation: The Unstrung Harp, Or Mr Earbrass Writes A Novel. In honor of the fact that I'm about to write yet another 3 Day Novel this weekend, I decided to do Continue Reading...

Are you ready for Prime Time? Notes on my 2015 3 Day Novel

As my rabid fans may recall, I completed my first full-length novel manuscript back in 2011 as part of the 3 Day Novel Contest. That manuscript ultimately turned into Ninjas of the 512: A Texas-Sized Satire, my first book. I also wrote a nonfiction guide to writing a novel in 3 days called Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours, based on my experience, in Continue Reading...

My gym routine needs an update: Stunt Writing day 18

I'm about to derail my whole Stunt Writing plan. Why? Because I got the green light from a publisher in the UK who liked the first 5,000 words of the erotic novella I sent them, and I need to finish the book by October 1! This is exciting for a number of reasons, not least of which is that this would be my first traditionally published book. So I made a mock-up cover to Continue Reading...

The 3-Day Novel Contest: To pay or not to pay?

Each year as the end of summer approaches, I begin thinking about participating in the 3-Day Novel Contest. As longtime readers of this blog may already know, I officially participated in 2011 and wrote the first draft of what ultimately became Ninjas of the 512. Though I didn't win the contest and take home a cash prize, I did walk away with something quite valuable: the manuscript of my Continue Reading...

Pirates vs Ninjas: Character names

During my Kickstarter campaign to raise money for my participation in this year's 3-Day Novel Contest, I offered $25 backers the perk of being able to name a character in my novel. This resulted in 3 donors offering the following names: Miss Ermintrude van der Shandy Gray Strachan [TK] I've also fielded a request for some same-sex love scenes, so hopefully I can fulfill that request as Continue Reading...