Laurel L. Russwurm
my first attempt at writing a novel in ninth grade convinced me i wasn't a writer. so i went to college for media arts instead and ended up writing for television... my IMDB page:
Last year, due to life pressures, I knew going in that the chance of hitting 50,000 words was slim to none; but I took a shot anyway. Although I didn't "win" I certainly didn't lose, either. One of the things I find most valuable about NaNoWriMo is that that you can participate as much or as little as you need to in any given year. Currently I am deciding whether to take another shot at last year's effort, or to start something new. Look at this... there are *weeks* to plan this time... what luxury :D
In 2009 I participated in NaNoWriMo as my birthday gift to myself. That was the beginning of "Inconstant Moon."
It worked so well I did it again in 2010, and beginning "The Girl In The Blue Flame Cafe." I'm hoping to finish the first draft so I can get it out to beta readers before this year's NaNo begins.
So. Here I am again. Looks like a tradition to me :)
November is for NaNoWriMo, my time to put the rest of the world on hold.
my personal rules for writing
- don't talk about it, write it
- if necessary, follow the characters in a different direction (and re-outline)
- don't stop until it's finished
- write first: edit later
my personal blog can be found at:
my debut novel "Inconstant Moon" is serialized online here:
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my self publishing imprint is Libreleft Books
my Canadian politics blog, Whoa! Canada is:
my public service blog is interweb freedom:
visual laurel tumblog:
google profile [note: my g+ account is nothing but a placeholder; I don't actually do anything there.]
the best way to contact me is on Identica
or email at email@example.com
- ontario, canada
- family, nature, digital imaging, photography, wildlife, woodworking, making cool christmas ornaments, free culture advocate, internet freedom fighting, politics, and blogging
- Favorite noveling music:
- i used to write to movie soundtrack albums, because they are mood music designed to play in the background, but sibce I can't play most of my soundtrack library anymore because they are on vinyl. Now I have to work at it and pick the appropriate music for the mood to suit the scene i'm writing... best music resource is Jamendo.com
- self publishing author
- Favorite books or authors:
- frances fyfield: the nature of the beast, rex stout: golden spiders, agatha christie: the secret adversary, ed mcbain: fat ollie's book, alexander dumas: the count of monte cristo, berkely gray: miss dynamite, oscar wilde: the nightengale and the rose, ruth rendel: king soloman's carpet, joe gores: 32 cadillacs, pauline gedge: the eagle and the raven... cornell woolrich... anne marie macdonald... isaac asimov... Sarah Paretsky... p.g.wodehouse... Fannie Flagg, carl hiaasen, amy tan, donald westlake, Ed McBain, Ken Follet, Robert Harris, Len Deighton, James Clavell, Dick Francis, William Lashner, Tony Hillerman, , Louis Lamour, Edgar Rice Burroughs etc.