Post / Date “Absolute War” – April 22, 2015 NaNoWriMo: Third Time’s a Charm – Sept 21, 2013 “Memories of Ice” – May 29, 2013 “Deadhouse Gates” – March 25, 2013 “Gardens of the Moon” – March 9, 2013 “A Bridge Too Far” – March 4, 2013 Book page started – March 3, 2013 Day 3: Test – March 2, 2013 “I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” ~ Steven Wright ~
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) – Hosted by the Office of Letters and Light (OLL), NaNoWriMo month is an event for amateurs, enthusiasts and authors where the goal is to type 50,000 words on a writing project during the month of November.
Individuals at the Nano-website can share and update progress through a profile page. There is a wealth of information, resources and motiviation to be found in the website forums. For anyone who has considered writing we here at The West Report encourage you to get an outline started and prepare for next November.
Below are the West Report’s entries to date, newest to oldest. Also linked at the bottom is the writing tool used for these attempts.
A Book of Blue ~ Collection ~ 2014
A collection of 20 short stories ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to mystery and horror.
The Fifth ~ Fantasy Adventure ~ 2013book page
For the 5th Legion it has been a long war. Sent to Kanse, a backwater penisula of the conflict, for rest and refit, it isn’t long before trouble stirs. Kyrnese attack from the unoccupied mountainous north supported by their new found allies, the Atnyash. Now, driven down the penisula with their backs to the sea, the 5th Legion finds itself in a whole new war against an unexpected enemy with nowhere left to go.
Aldebaran ~ Outward Bound – Science Fiction – 2012book page
The red eye of Taurus, Aldebaran, 65 light years away and seen as a key location for further expansion into the Orion arm by the Solgrsteme Corporation. Five of the companies newest Needle class ships set off into interstellar space to set up operations.
Battle of the Bands – First Person Literary Fiction – 2011book page
Eric Wright, professional starving musician, isn’t having a good day. The Band’s only steady gig has been lost along with a good deal of equipment and that’s just the good news. Our guys get a raw deal from the group they had been opening for and it quickly grows out of control turning into a real battle of the bands.
Scrivener: We can’t say enough good things about this program here at The West Report. So far all our NaNoWriMo entries were written with the help of Scrivener. From research papers to novels, sorting notes has never been easier. Once that is done compiling your work into almost any format from an ebook to a PDF is as simple as a couple of mouse clicks. This is a purchase software, but unlike many free trial versions, Scrivener’s allows full access to all features.