BBC Radio Scotland Gets In On the Game
So I'm listening to Radio Scotland and I hear them promoting Write Here, Right Now.
How about spending the most boring month in the year, February, doing something crazy and creative?
Radio Scotland challenges you to take part in 'Write Here, Right Now'. You just commit to writing 1000 words a day for 28 days. We're talking potential, not a polished novel, with that all-important deadline hurtling towards you.
Check it out -- weekly newsletter, etc. I thought I understood them to say that there will also be a radio show that talks about it daily but don't find mention of that on the website. So maybe I just made that up. That's what writers do, you know. Make things up. And sometimes even get what's made up and what's not confused in their feeble little minds, or maybe it doesn't matter, I forget which excuse James Frey used.
Less demanding than nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month, which requires 50,000 words in November, yet more demanding than NILTOY, Novel In Less Than One Year, though there's no reason you couldn't do both.
And don't forget that Louise Doughty has started a weekly column in the Telegraph encouraging wannabe novelists to just do it. Write a novel this year.
And don't forget to run your title through the Lulu Title Scorer to see, well, how it scores. I wouldn't change a great title just because Lulu doesn't give it a high score. On the other hand, Margaret Mitchell thought Tomorrow Is Another Day was a great title. Luckily her editors changed her mind.
Go on. Write up a storm.