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Novel Writing Workshop

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Many of us have always dreamed of writing a novel. In fact, for many budding writers, a successful novel is the ultimate dream. However, most of us epically fail at the endeavor.
With the goal of helping you finish a novel, [RiverStar] created the Novel Writing Workshop. She is no longer active at WritersCo, but we still want the workshop to go on. Therefore, this revised version of the Novel Writing Workshop is now maintained by [Annie]. Direct your questions and comments to her.
A big part of writing is getting peer advice, so please do read what others have written, comment, and rate. This will not only benefit them, giving them ideas and feedback, but it will also benefit you as they will be more likely to respond with warm fuzzies, and, well, cold pricklies sometimes too.


Participants of the Old Novel Writing Workshop
New participants welcome at all times!
All participants please join the forum <joinforum:34:NWW> (Novel Writing Workshop)

- [Veltzeh] - 39.Novel Writing Workshop
- [Annie] - 415.Books in Progress.Novel Writing Workshop
- [Ash] - 102.Novel Writing Workshop


Create a writings page called "Novel Writing Workshop" specifically for all of the activities and work completed in the workshop. This will make it easier for fellow participants to interact with you and your writings.
Also please join the forum "Novel Writing Workshop" by clicking on the following: <joinforum:34:NWW> (Novel Writing Workshop). We will have various discussions, activities, and mutual sharing in this forum.
1. Be courteous on this page, the Novel Writing Workshop homepage.
2. When commenting on and rating fellow participants' writing, be kind and courteous. A good rule of thumb is equal parts compliment and criticism. Remember that this is constructive criticism The following format is generally acceptable for comments:
I really like your _____ (i.e. narrator)/your use of _____ (i.e. white space).
You might try to ____ (i.e. cut down on adverbs)/do more of ____ (i.e. that thing you did in paragraph three that just blew me away).
3. Place a rating next to your writings link under Participants if your novel contains blatant sexuality, violence, or other sensitive content.

The Workshop

You can expect updates from me at least every couple months.
NWW Prologue
NWW Step 1: Topic
NWW Step 2: Character

This is a badge participants can put in their houses.
Thanks to [pixie_shimmer] for making it. Hopefully soon to come will be a "winner" badge for those of you who complete the novel you worked on in this workshop. Feel free to volunteer your badge-making skills and tell [Annie] you'd like to make it.

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2006-02-28 [RiverStar]: Welcome aboard SleepingDragon

2006-02-28 [SleepingDragon]: Thanks. This looks very interesting. I frequently like to work on longer projects than short stories so I'm hoping this will help me out. BTW, subpage created at my writings :D

2006-02-28 [RiverStar]: Great, add a link if you want. I quite literally can't write shorter pieces. I find I tend to get more ideas as I'm writing and things just seem to progress.

2006-02-28 [SleepingDragon]: The badge looks great! Thanks and thanks to [pixie_shimmer]! and...I felt I was like that before I came to writersco and tried some excercises. Seems I can write incredibly long (as in never ending) sagas or very short little things. Recently I'm trying my hand at novella length stuff. I've done one that's more of a looong short story and am working on another I hope will be a tad longer.

2006-02-28 [Fuzzysabeast]: I am currently working on my first novel. Hopefully this will help me along.

2006-02-28 [Veltzeh]: The lessons start on my birthday! XD

2006-02-28 [iippo]: If you don't mind, I'll follow this thing from the corner without participating. Read other people's work, comment (if that's ok with everyone) and just generally absorb any info I can.

2006-02-28 [Dead/Alive]: I like this idea. I'm currently in the midst of a novel as well, but, I'm pretty much at a stand still. Where and how would I get in on this thingy?

2006-02-28 [RiverStar]: To join just add you name, Amen.

2006-02-28 [RiverStar]: Feel free to just watch iippo. You are more than welcome.

2006-02-28 [Grey Wanderer]: In that case I'll watch too.

2006-03-02 [Nell]: Cool! This looks really great!

2006-03-02 [RiddleRose]: wooo!!! does it matter if i won't necessarily be on terribly much in the next few days?

2006-03-02 [RiverStar]: It's quite alright. You can take this at your own pace. I will try update things every week, but that doesn't mean you have to finish them all every week. Some people will move at dfferent speeds.

2006-03-02 [RiverStar]: First lesson is up!

2006-03-05 [Nell]: Should we put up links to our own 'Writing Workshop' pages?

2006-03-05 [Nell]: Another question: can we begin to write the story or the idea, or do you have some specific ideas for that?

2006-03-06 [RiverStar]: You can put your own links up if you like. I mainly put mine up in case you need an example. If you do start writing your story now you will miss some stuff.

2006-03-06 [RiverStar]: The next two lessons are up! Take your time with them. You do not have to be as up to date as they are posted.

2006-03-11 [Ultiem]: ooo interesting, now i can get help writing Remedy for Darkness

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