W.A.P.A.T Recap and Writer Helps for 10/30-11/05

WAPAT- Write a paragraph about this, or WASAT (sentence), WASSAT (short story), WACAT (caption)…. all fun things we do in WAPAT group on a regular basis. It’s a great way to motivate oneself to write on a regular basis, or if you’re in the mood to write, there are a ton of pictures to write about daily. 

Happy Monday Loves! Welcome to WAPAT blog!

In this week’s update:

  • Nanowrimo talk
  • Writing helps
  • The winner for 5,000 words Friday,
  •  Our featured Wapat’er and their winning paragraph??
  •  Fun new words you can challenge yourself to use in your writing! 😀

So, about Nanowrimo… if you have never heard of it…let me just give you a little breakdown.

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Nanowrimo is a writing frenzy that occurs in November every year. Writer’s from across the globe participate by committing to writing 50,000 words. That works out to an average of 1667 words a day, or a little over 5k a day if you only write on Saturdays and Sundays. Mainly, it’s a great way to get you motivated to work on that WIP (work in progress) that has been formulated in the back of your mind! Interested?? It’s FREE to sign up.

Nanowrimo 2016

Need a writing buddy for Nanowrimo? Add me!!

Angelique Anderson

Need support, or a group to help keep you accountable?

Wapat Nano’ers

What I love about NaNoWriMo this year, is that I decided not to be a pantser, which is what I did the first year… (I wrote as the ideas and thoughts came to me.) More recently I have enjoyed plotting, (knowing a general idea of what needs to happen when it happens.) I am keeping up with my word counts by doing writing sprints with friends every single day. I have found that by doing writing sprints… I can often make my 1667 within an hour to an hour and a half.

The Wapat Nano’ers group has been so helpful with this, and keeping me on track. I just love it. My current word count (It is 11/08/16) stands at 14,385. Not bad! My favorite part will be reading through it in November and doing edits! (which I used to hate) editing is always a chance to make something better.

Yes, you must edit. PLEASE… do not just write all the things, and then not edit all the things!!!!

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NOW let’s get to WRITING HELPS!

Huge thank you, to Nancy Moors, who contributes so much to this for our group.  Here is what she has shared this week:

Writing when life turns upside down

Creating a better reading experience

How rough is a rough draft?

Submissions for poems and stories

What you need to write a novel

Understanding Amazons Algorithms Part 1

Amazons Algorithms and sales part 2

Submissions and stories

Reading helps to become a better writer

 

Our winner for WAPAT group 5,000 word Friday this week was:

SHYLA ERNSBERGER!

Shyla is a regular contributor to Wapat, and she puts me to shame with her dedication to writing! Congratulations SHYLA!!!! 

You can follow Shyla’s author page at:

Shy M. Holland

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And now, without further ado…. our featured WAPAT writer of the week!

Tamara Vetter wins a $5 Amazon gift card to purchase the book of her choice! I pick the winners based on likes of their WAPAT! So Congratulations Tamara!!

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 “Well,” she said crisply, snapping shut pocket watch, “Must be off. Pleasure seeing you, Smith.”
Before I could get a word out, she folded herself into a hawk and soared away with a finessing of feathers that you’d never see from her in person. She must’ve felt free as…well, you get it. At least it was more free than any of us had felt in ages. Ever since The Manacle had taken hold, with their steam engines and lightning guns, we had sunk from respected members of the community to scavengers. There are many of us “changers”, however, and we aren’t about to let ourselves be pushed around for long.

Great WAPAT, Tamara!!!!

And Now some words to expand your vocab!

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Want more writing helps, or a great place to read reviews for indie authors, check out our fellow Admin of WAPAT Groups’ Blog:

 Nancy Moor’s Blog

Other things by me.

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