Author Archives: rachelsparling

About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.

Another day, another chapter

I have made some progress on my editing, and have just finished doing the first initial edit of chapter 10. I’ve noticed that some chapters have less to change than others, particularly those that have more dialogue. I haven’t decided … Continue reading

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New year, new routine

I finally created a routine where I’m getting editing done! I’ve gotten through the first seven chapters already (still a shit ton more to go), but it’s progress, and progress is better than being stagnant. I think my biggest issue with editing … Continue reading

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Story Ideas

Lately, the story ideas have been flowing. In the last week I’ve laid out in my mind another story to write. I wrote out a brief outline, not as long or as detailed as they usually are for me, and … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Day 29

One more day (unless you count today still, then two more days), until the end of National Novel Writing Month 2019. I hope everyone managed to get to that 50,000 word goal, and that you guys feel wonderfully accomplished at … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Day 25

DAY 25 HAS ARRIVED! We’re in the very last days until the end of NaNoWriMo. If you haven’t reached that 50,000 words yet, there is still five more days to get there. If you have, CONGRATULATIONS! You did it! After … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo day 15

We made it! We’re half way through the month! By now you should be around 25,000 words, and half way to your goal. If not, and you need more words, then don’t worry, there’s still time! So far, my writing … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo day 13

We are officially thirteen days in, and nearly half way through the month! How is everyone doing so far? Are you starting to feel burned out, or losing motivation? It’s a long haul, I know. I have friends who won’t … Continue reading

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