[the occasional] Dumb Sketch

Backing away from the daily sketching of 2015, to observe more slowly and acutely.

How to write a novel (#316)

Precisely like that.

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About kirkistan

Kirk Livingston is a copywriter in St. Paul.

22 comments on “How to write a novel (#316)

  1. memadtwo
    November 12, 2015

    Interesting group of friends. (K)

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  2. Michael Richards (certainline)
    November 12, 2015

    Ah, so THAT’S how it’s done – always wondered…

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  3. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)
    November 12, 2015

    This is hauntingly accurate portrayal of s writer’s mind!! 😳Nice!

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    • kirkistan
      November 12, 2015

      Thanks, Charlie. This is exactly what I do every day in November.

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      • Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)
        November 12, 2015

        I know! Huge challenge. How’s NaNoWriMo going?

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      • kirkistan
        November 12, 2015

        Charlie–thanks for asking. I appreciate that. I was 300 words off as of last night. So I’m at just a bit of 18000 words. The story is going well, even though I’ve had to kill two characters I had great affection for. The guy I killed yesterday actually made me weep. Well, a little. I’m not sure if that is good or just plain weird.

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      • Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)
        November 12, 2015

        Sounds like you’re really on track though! That’s awesome! I’m so impressed by people taking that challenge. I have a few friends who’ve done it and it’s such a great accomplishment. And that’s not weird all!! Well, at least to a fellow storyteller. Lol That just means you’ve made characters we can care about! Nice! (Though sorry for the guy of course)

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      • kirkistan
        November 12, 2015

        Of course–everybody loved him. So I had to kill him.

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      • Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)
        November 12, 2015

        Good man…that’s how it’s done! Hehe

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  4. Teresa Robeson
    November 12, 2015

    So how is the actual novel coming along?

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  5. Laura (Createarteveryday)
    November 13, 2015

    Yay I didn’t know you were doing nanowrimo!! Way to go, Kirk!!

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    • kirkistan
      November 13, 2015

      Thanks. It’s a stretch every day.

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      • Laura (Createarteveryday)
        November 13, 2015

        It’s fun. I tried it in ’12 and got derailed because of something unforeseen – you really can’t have too many encroachments on your schedule if you want to see it through. But I did get lots of words written prior. One of the m/c kinda turned me off though. He was v real, but too creepy, so I didn’t pick it back up.

        Have you been happy with your results (this year and in the past)?

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      • kirkistan
        November 13, 2015

        So far so good. I really like a couple of characters. I always learn so much when I try to tell a story. Thanks for commenting, Laura!

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      • Laura (Createarteveryday)
        November 13, 2015

        Are you a discovery writer, Kirk?

        Not sure if you’ve ever seen Brandon Sanderson’s lectures from BYU – they’re available online. You’re a professional, so you may not be interested, but he is funny and I found them enlightening. Good stuff!

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      • kirkistan
        November 13, 2015

        I’ll take a look! Thanks!

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  6. ann christina
    November 13, 2015

    Wow, I think this is also how to paint a perfect painting!!! Has something surreal, reminds me again of Magritte. I like this semi-abstract style! And again, the colors – so good! You really have a hand for beautiful color combinations!

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    • kirkistan
      November 13, 2015

      Thanks Ann! You are very kind.It is abstract but it really does depict what my writing process this month.

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