Saturday, 7 November 2015

NaNoWriMo: F is for Fiction

Hey! Are you doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Follow me this month as I work through the alphabet of great writing tips, from creating ACTION to getting into the ZONE. 

Need a writing buddy? Email me at or comment in my daily posts. We can inspire each other to put down those daily word counts. My goal this year: 5,000 words.

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I’ve written all kinds of things, from haikus (featured in 5-7-5 Errand Boy) and songs to essays and short stories, but by far my favourite thing to write (and read) is FICTION.

Fiction is a story from the writer’s mind. It’s when you use your imagination to think of the characters, plot and setting of a story. Fiction is “not true” — the opposite of non-fiction, which is based on fact.

My favourite fiction stories are the ones where I get to explore new worlds. Like, in IT’S A BLAST, my character (me!) goes up in a space ship and explores three new planets. I even meet aliens!

There are two main kinds of fiction. Short stories. And novels.

I’m a long ways away from writing a novel, but I am working on a (long) short story for NaNoWriMo. I'm having all kinds of fun creating new characters and sending them on exciting adventures.

So...What are YOU writing? How many words are YOU at?

Gotta Jet!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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