50,000 Words Later: Farewell, NaNoWriMo 2013


 

 

 

 

Some of the last words on NaNoWriMo13

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A few days ago on this blog, Cheri took a look at this year’s successful National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the month-long event during which bloggers write a new post every day. The end of November also signaled the finish line of the the granddaddy of all writing challenges, National Novel Writing Month.

This year, 311,575 writers set out to produce a 50,000-word novel in the course of a month. A healthy chunk of those word-marathoners also keep a blog or an author’s site here on WordPress.com. In honor of their labor (and the insane amount of coffee they’ve consumed over the past 30 days), let’s take a look at some of their hard-earned wisdom from the fiction-writing trenches.

The thrill of sharing stories

NaNo projects come in all shades of the storytelling spectrum — from dark horror tales to uplifting narratives of redemption. The challenge brings together first-timers…

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Best Books 2013 — Goodreads Choice Awards


Fiction

And the Mountains Echoed

Mystery & Thriller

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)

Historical Fiction

Life After Life

Fantasy

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Paranormal Fantasy

Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)

Romance

Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

Horror

This book was voted for by Stephen King‘s fans when he asked would they prefer a new chapter in the ” Dark  Tower” series or a sequel to the shining. They asked for this , so he wrote them both. The only book on the list that I personally read  already , Dr Sleep is the continuation of the Torrance family story , Danny Torrance , the little boy from ” The Shining”  with some brief but memorable moments with some of our old friends , both the wonderful (Dick Hallorann makes an appearance) and the terrible ( Some of our pals from the Overlook are back to rekindle some nightmares). This is a very well written and highly anticipated book that is great as a capper of the old story and as a stand alone novel. Stephen King with acknowledged help from his son , Author Joe Hill , makes this just the right amount of creepy fun. -Brie Stoll

Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)

Memoir & Autobiography

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

History & Biography

Jim Henson: The Biography

Nonfiction

The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

Food & Cookbooks

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

Humor

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Graphic Novels & Comics

Beautiful Creatures: The Manga

Poetry

The Fall of Arthur

Debut Goodreads Author

Tangled (Tangled, #1)

Young Adult Fiction

Eleanor & Park

Young Adult Fantasy

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Middle Grade & Children’s

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4)

Picture Books

The Day the Crayons Quit

 

via Goodreads | Best Books 2013 — Goodreads Choice Awards.