Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Novel in 30"

The maker of one of the earliest writing apps for iPad (My Writing Spot) has made a new app with a fun idea, Novel in 30.
I think it's inspired by the yearly November workshop where people set themselves the goal of writing a novel in 30 days. If you think that sounds hard, you should know that some people go to workshops where they write a novel in 24 hours! And according to reliable witnesses, some people even write *good* novels in that time.

I think that forced production, while it might or might not make for good work, can really help to flush out the blocks in the ol' creative channels, all the bullshit which is just based on fear and doubt and uncertainty. (Wow: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt, that's the same things used in some black PR campaigns, FUD.) One often finds that when you simply *do*, you see that you *can* do.

3 comments:

TC [Girl] said...

Cool idea. :-) I could see that also being handy for making it a habit of, say, writing a certain length article on a regular basis, if a person wanted to keep a few extra articles laying around to submit to various online venues. :-)

eolake said...

Yeah, you could set it to, say, 1000 words and five days or whatever. I think you set the parameters yourself for each project.

TC [Girl] said...

Right. That would be coolio! I look forward to checking that out, more closely. Thanks! :-)