Vision: A Resource for Writers

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From the Editor:

The NaNo Issue?

By Lazette Gifford
Copyright 2009 by Lazette Gifford, All Rights Reserved

I really hadn't intended for this Vision to be a NaNo issue.  However, as the articles started coming in, I realized how many of them would be helpful to people starting to prepare for the November writing marathon ( ).  So I added a workshop on outlining as well.  There's even a little 'extra' piece in it for NaNo people in the outlining workshop aimed at those preparing for NaNo.

I am, as always, looking forward to the fun of NaNoWriMo.  It's been a bad couple months, with a serious eye problem (which will take months to clear up), and things not working out as well on the home front as I would have hoped.  NaNo always cheers me up, though.  It's a time to fly with stories and have fun.

So I will be working on outlines soon and preparing to leap in on November 1.

That does not mean this issue isn't going to help those who are not interested in NaNo.  Except for the small piece at the end of the Workshop, none of it is aimed specifically at preparing for NaNo.  In fact, even that end piece might help some people form the type of outline that helps them with other writing.

I hope you find some things here that help you to try new things -- to experiment.  Dare to spread your wings and slip out of the confines of easy writing answers.  You never know what you might find out there.

But mostly have fun!