NaNoWriMo: Week 1
By Anne Perry
Posted on November 2, 2015 in News with tags Nanowrimo, Writing Advice
Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2015! To celebrate, encourage and otherwise fill you with enthusiasm for your NaNo project, we’ll be doing weekly round-ups of the best NaNo stuff out there for you to enjoy/distract yourself with.
Let’s get started!
- If you need a month’s worth of Hodderscape’s NaNoWriMo advice, why not check out last year’s NaNoDodo archives?
- Hodderscape author James P. Smythe on the ‘ten things I learned about writing from Stephen King.’
- Gollancz will be opening for direct submissions in early January – so get writing!
- and Harper Voyager are open for submissions right now!
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of moderating a panel about agenting – from manuscript to pitch and beyond – at FantasyCon. At the end of the hour, I asked the panelists for the single most important piece of advice they could offer the audience. Here’s what they had to say:
- Kevin Andrew Murphy (author): Do exactly what you’re doing – go to cons, network, meet people.
- Juliet Mushens (literary agent): Keep writing, and learn from everything you write.
- Meg Davis (literary agent): Write what you love.
- John Wordsworth (literary agent): Read everything. Read all the time. Read!
- Ellen Gallagher (tv and film agent): watch TV; if you’re going into television writing you need to do your research. Watching TV is the equivalent of John’s advice, to read.