Let's debunk some bad advice right now! While searching for some good novel-writing pointers for my Nano participants, I came across some advice I thought was awful, so let's blast this trash for the bollocks it is. This booktrust article had some good stuff, but this one I really hated: "The first page of your … Continue reading But Jobe, What About Bad Advice?
Yesterday I learned that a friend and classmate, through a computer snafu, lost the 200 pg novel she had written for novel revision class. No back ups, no print outs, no emailed drafts. So I beg you, all of you, please back up your work often and in many locations. Please don't let this tragedy be … Continue reading Jobe’s Plea
Last year I compiled a long list of how to successfully participate in Nanowrimo, and you can read that excellent stuff here. But this year my writers were interested, "How exactly does one write a novel?" Presumably you just sit down and write until you've got a book length manuscript, then sit down and revise … Continue reading Jobe’s How-To Tips for Novel Writing
I’ve scoured the internet so you don’t have to (and added my own two cents, of course) to bring you the best nanowrimo survival kit list on the planet. NaNoWriMo Survival Kit water, coffee, tea, energy drinks, soda fruit, veggies, granola bars, trail mix sweetarts, popcorn, gum, chocolate covered coffee beans tylenol, ibuprofen, chapstick, hand … Continue reading Jobe, What Are My Nano Needs?
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every year for the month of November, hundreds of thousands of writers world wide strap in to write an entire novel from start to finish in just 30 days!!! Obviously the object of the exercise is to generate material like crazy and keep those inner editors far, far … Continue reading But Jobe, What About Nano!!!???
The Self Published and Small Press Book Fair (SPSP) will be held Sunday, November 8 in the Main Library’s Darragh Center from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase. Come one, come all! Arkansas authors and Small Press representatives who want to … Continue reading The Scoop from Jobe – Self Published and Small Press Book Fair (SPSP)
Have I ever told you about my very most favorite literary journal? It is called Matchbook and it is an online flash fiction publication. I subscribe so I get an email whenever something new is posted. The email is half the fun! All the writing is interesting and pricks my brain awake from its stupor. … Continue reading Jobe’s Miniature Read for the Modern World
Of course the minute I think I'm going to rocket ahead in my reading pace, I slow down. That's okay. One of the joys of a book is that it waits right there for you, as soon(er) or late(r) as you are able to get back to it. Finished: The first two books I finished … Continue reading Jobe’s End of September Reads