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.

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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NaNoWriMo Day 4

FOUR DAYS IN!! I hope that all of you are on a roll as we have reached day 4 of 30 days. We are making progress (I hope)! I’ve been going, going, going, and based on my outline it’s going … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Day 1

It’s officially begun! National Novel Writing Month is on it’s way and I’m for one, EXCITED! I wrote my first scene, a little over 2800 words and I’m very excited, enthusiastic, and motivated to keep going. I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Prep!

We are fast approaching November and National Novel Writing Month! Who else is super excited to push themselves to reach that goal of 50,000 words? I know I am! I had started a story that I was writing on and … Continue reading

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The hook and lure

I have been reading a lot of Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer. While I skimmed through the entire book, I have gone back and been doing a more thorough re-read of it. For those of you who don’t know who Jeff Vandermeer is, … Continue reading

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The Beginning!

A question to all of you writers, how important is the start of the story to you? Most of us can say that the beginner, those first few pages, that first scene, is important to grab your readers into the … Continue reading

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A Hiatus

I had really no intention of disappearing from wordpress and writing blogs for so long. I’m sorry for this unplanned hiatus. I have still been writing, working through projects slowly. I’m still editing the three part manuscript which is over … Continue reading

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