Month: August 2015

A day of Beans and… Pondering…

I’ve been thinking today.
Turning over different story options in my mind. Tasting. Testing… 9 more days til the 3Day Novel Contest begins…

Dear Holly…

The power of chocolate prevails! Pam finally FINISHES and submits a story somewhere! This post includes links to the contest, and to a lovely short story by Holly Bruns AKA – she who brings chocolate and inspiration.

Some days….

I just can’t seem to focus. Today was a little like…. hence…no attempt at an inspiring 3 Day Novel post. oof. sorry. go easy ~p

A Great Day in the Trenches: Working on a Story

Pam preps for the 3day Novel Contest by… working on a story for ANOTHER CONTEST. Much thanks here to those who offered feedback on a story in progress. (And a link to a great Arthur Slade post)

Todays Gatherings: Exploring the Heroine’s Journey (another 3 Day Novel post)

A day spent reading and exploring the idea of The Heroine’s Journey as I prepare for the 2015 3 Day Novel Contest

Two Weeks til GO TIME: Pam’s Top Five Tips for the Three Day Novel Contest

A video I made in 2014 – with my top-five tips on “How to prepare for the 3Day Novel Contest”

15 Days to the 3DNC: Adventures in ReVision or Taking Care of Our Own … Fecal Matter

Hulloo Hallay – it’s been a downsy-upsy sort of day on the bay. Woke with the fears hanging all over me.  The fears that… It’s gone. If I ever had a talent for writing…. it is gone. This was brought home to me by… Continue Reading “15 Days to the 3DNC: Adventures in ReVision or Taking Care of Our Own … Fecal Matter”

16 Days to 3DNC 2015: Finding or Making a Spot to Work

Hullo Sweeties Today’s fun included doing some cleaning up out in the Writing Burrow and rehanging the curtain in my “bunky office.” When I live in cities, I spend a lot of time writing in coffee shops, art galleries, museums and parks. Here on… Continue Reading “16 Days to 3DNC 2015: Finding or Making a Spot to Work”

On the other hand…. What if there IS a SECRET FORMULA for crafting a well-made story?

So…. Just because I KNOW that outlining / pre-planning  doesn’t really work for me, doesn’t stop me from continuing to seek…. THE SECRET FORMULA for writing the best possible thing that I can during the 3 Day Novel Contest.  Or any time. After alla… Continue Reading “On the other hand…. What if there IS a SECRET FORMULA for crafting a well-made story?”

Courting the Muse: Learning to listen to your Self in the face of all those “How to Write a Novel in Ten Easy Steps!” tipsters

18 days til the 2015 Three Day Novel Contest. Pam is busy courting her Muse and offers some words of support to herself and to others who need a break from the “How to Write a Novel in Ten Easy Steps” bull-dooey.

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