N. Renee Brown

Part-time Author, Full-time Book Junkie

DL Thurston Month!

You know it’s good when someone names a month after you…yeah?

Well, one of my intrepid co-writers at the Cat Vacuuming Society has found himself the inspiration for this month’s writing.

See, D.L. is a novice like me. And while we’ve both struggled in the past, I have begun to notice an uptick in the level of his writing lately. It is a slow, steady improvement that has astounded both my partner (Day) and I in it’s duration and scope. He has gone from having issues with plot AND character AND setting…to only minor plot holes OR minor character development OR minor setting adjustments. And where do we see this improvement the most? In the shorts he creates and posts on his blog (http://www.dlthurston.com/blog/).

These little flash pieces come up once every 2 weeks and are called Fortnightcaps. (Seriously, if you get a change scoot over there and look at some of them.) And while they aren’t long or involved, they are most assuredly having an impact on the way he writes!

Thus, this month is DL Thurston month! I’ve decided to write 3 stories in 30 days, and I’ve kept up with it so far…I’ve got one done (working title: Crazy Train) and I’m halfway through the next (working title: Hawaii Bug). They are a little longer than his shortest ones, but I feel good about this outpouring of work.

Why? Because the only way you are going to get published is to have things TO publish!

So, find someone to inspire you…and get to it!

P.S. Check D.L. out over on Unleaded: Fuel for Writers too!

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