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Website of author and professional editor Rachelle M. N. Shaw. Find information about her books, her editing services, and her blog, From Mind to Paper: On Writing and Editing.

From Mind to Paper: On Writing and Editing

From Mind to Paper is a blog for writers, editors, and those interested in the English language. It covers a multitude of writing topics, from punctuation and grammar to plot development, character development, and world building. In addition to in-depth articles about various writing topics, this blog also has a number of series posts, which are currently being transformed into a nonfiction series on writing.


Rachelle M. N. Shaw

Today is officially the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Hundreds of thousands of writers will be participating, and I encourage anyone who hasn't tried to give it a go.

I've been debating about whether or not to participate this year myself, because of a rather full schedule. However, I know that no matter how busy you are, the best way to improve your writing is to push yourself to do even more. In light of that, I decided to do an adapted version of NaNoWriMo. Though I won't be working toward the goal of completing a new novel, I will be striving to reach a goal of 50,000 words through working on short stories and my current novel. I hope to at least churn out some new material for submissions by doing so.

For those who are participating, I wish you the best of luck, and as always, happy writing!