Facing Your NaNoWriMo Novel in January

During NaNoWriMo you worked 30 days (or 30 nights) to create a monster, which has now become a different kind of challenge. If you want to live to tell your tale, it’s time to wrestle this ungainly creature into something a little more marketable. I’m willing to bet it takes a lot longer than one month. But, as a writer, you can ultimately become the conquering hero. Here are a few reminders as you continue your writing journey this January.

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Book Review – The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Coatsworth, Elizabeth - The Cat Who Went to HeavenWhen a poor artist’s housekeeper brings home a cat instead of food, it seems that it won’t be long before they all starve. But their luck begins to change when the artist is commissioned to create a painting of the Buddha for their village’s temple.

Sometimes the painting came easy, sometimes it came hard; sometimes the artist was pleased with what he had done, sometimes he was disgusted.

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Words to Collect

  • Bovine
  • Superstitious
  • Chronicle
  • Galoshes
  • Quark

 

How to Collect Words:

  1. Look it up! See what the word means and learn how it’s pronounced.
  2. Write it down in your word collecting notebook.
  3. Try to use your new word in a sentence you write today.
  4. Try to use your new word in a conversation.
  5. Enjoy your new word and expanded vocabulary!