Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NaNoWriMo CountDown!

National Novel Writing Month begins on November 1, 2009. All around the globe, writers and wannabe novelists are getting ready to write.

And here is an inspirational cartoon from Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

And some rules of writing from William Safire:
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
De-accession euphemisms.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
~William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"

Now go sign up at NaNoWriMo.

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