I'm trying write

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I'm trying write

I'm trying write a novel. I've gotten kinda far, but am getting stuck. I can show you some if you want. Just ask. Oh, if NE1 knows, how do I enter NaNo? i want to do it but can't figure out how.

submitted by Emma T., age 10, Virginia
(September 5, 2008 - 3:20 pm)

Don't show it on here. Someone might steal it and use it. Good luck with your book.

submitted by Phoenix, age 12, The U.S.A.
(September 6, 2008 - 10:17 am)

Oh, right, thanks.

submitted by Emma T., age 10, Virginia
(September 7, 2008 - 8:10 am)

I, too, am a writer. Not well known, though. Like, I haven't published anything yet. Here's some advice: Really get into your characters. Understand their situation. Let them tell you what to write, what is going to happen. Let it flow. And if you still have trouble, you could do some character exercises. Write short stories about them and really get to know them. It helps! Wink 

I hope that you finish your novel!

submitted by Kira E., age 12, San Diego/Encin
(December 10, 2008 - 7:06 pm)

SurprisedHi, Phoenix,

It's okay to post the main stuff, just not it's unique stuff. :):):):):):)

Anna S.

submitted by Anna S., age age 7, Los Angeles Cou
(November 24, 2008 - 11:06 pm)


I am posting to my own thing, but I wanted to say that I'd love it if you posted on my thread about my imaginary friends in Pudding's Place.

submitted by Anna S., age age 7, Los Angeles Cou
(November 25, 2008 - 12:45 am)

It's nanowrimo dot org (since I don't know if links are allowed?) and there's a link up in the top left corner that says "Sign Up!". Go through the registration process and come November, log on to update word count, etc. It's fairly straightforward.

submitted by TNÖ, age 15, Deep Space
(September 7, 2008 - 12:14 am)

Okay, this is driving me crazy since it's popping up all over Inkwell. WHAT is NaNo?

submitted by Allison P., age 12, Orlando, FL
(November 13, 2008 - 2:56 pm)

NaNo is short for National Novel Writing Month, which happens in November. THe goal is to write a novel (50,000 words) in a month. I've tried it before, and it is REALLY hard!!! I only managed to write 13,000 words. 

Don't feel like you have to sign up and all that if you want to write in it. It is perfectly possible to participate in NaNo another way, too!

submitted by Grace E.
(December 30, 2008 - 5:48 pm)

Hi, Emma T.!

Well, I don't want your book to get stolen, but, could you post the main idea (what it's about)? I'm writing an 11 book series and might be able to help. Could you help me? I'm stumped.

Trying To Help,

Anna S.

submitted by Anna S, age age 7, Los Angeles Cou
(November 24, 2008 - 11:02 pm)

11-book series? It's not that easy just to write one. I'm probably only going to do 1 or 2.

submitted by Emily Z., age 10, Massachusetts,
(December 23, 2008 - 8:23 pm)

Well, I'm trying to write a book, too. I've found that if you go to some authors' websites, they have FAQs and a standard question they're asked is, "What is your advice for aspiring writers?" That can help, though in your situation, I recommend going to Chris D'Lacey's site. So, first google him, click on the first result (it should be "eyegate"), click on the eye, then click on the book. At the bottom of the homepage, there's a link that looks like a bunch of puzzle pieces. When you run your mouse over it, It'll say "Tips on Writing". Click on it, and whala! Tips for writing. #7 is probably what you need.

submitted by Laura, age 11, Alaska
(November 29, 2008 - 9:21 pm)

I don't know if I'd want to go to Chris D' Lacey's site because his books are kinda boring. But I might take your advice and check it out.

submitted by Emily Z., age 10, Massachusetts,
(December 23, 2008 - 8:20 pm)

Me, too! It is kinda hard. Right now my characters are inside a mountain trying to rescue someone, and there is a trap (obviously there is going to be action) and it floods.

submitted by Emily Z., age 10, Massachusetts,
(December 23, 2008 - 8:17 pm)