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  • Avocado's 90-Day Writing Challenge http://avocado-challenge.blogspot.com/

    I attempt to write a first-draft of a novel in 90 days and provide tips and helpful stories along the way. It is a blog for readers, writers, authors, poets, etc. Simple and fun, Avocado's Challenge is great for a quick daily read and a good source of helpful writing tips.


  • Day 21: Study


    If there's one thing I noticed about writing a novel,it's that you have to do a lot of STUDYING.I love studying! But most times, studying can be rough.And this... Read more

    Posted on 29 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 20: Life Happens

    Life Happens

    Today wasn't the best of days.My car started steaming again - that's right, again. It likes to do this thing where it starts steaming and all the coolant... Read more

    Posted on 28 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 19: Horns


    A great idea came upon me.One of my characters, K'eudas, wields a bow and arrow. He's the one who's kinda like a dark elf, but a lot more badass than any... Read more

    Posted on 27 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 18: Files


    My desktop folder is about to explode.You'd be amazed how many 'rough draft' word files I have in my story's folder. Most of them are named "Outline", "Rough... Read more

    Posted on 26 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 17: Write, Write, Write

    Write, Write

    Remember when I was talking about outlines being the "skeleton"?Well, it's been over 2 weeks and I'm still trying to construct the skeleton. Not sure if this... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 16: Twitter

    I jumped on the bandwagon. Twitter is great.There have been a lot of social media outlets over the years, and each one provides a really good way to expand... Read more

    Posted on 24 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 15: Weapons


    Weapons are awesome.They're powerful. Deadly. Sexy.Weapons hold a lot of significance and personality in stories, especially in the genre I'm writing. Read more

    Posted on 23 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 13: Desire and Goal

    I've been watching these amazing Creative Writing videos by Youtube's architectus777. In it he mentioned the two most important things when designing a story's... Read more

    Posted on 20 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 12: Forgotten


    Have you ever forgotten a really cool idea you had, and then later you're looking through your computer and find it again?Apparently it happens to me all the... Read more

    Posted on 19 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 11: Skeleton


    It's all about outlines. Also known as a 'skeleton', which sounds cooler.I have a major problem. I have a good idea, write a really great chapter, and then... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 10: Father's Day


    Happy Father's Day!I've learned that a lot of people have mixed feelings when it comes to this holiday. Unfortunately, some people's relationships with their... Read more

    Posted on 17 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 9: Failure, but Also Some Progress

    Failure, Also Some Progress

    Remember how I wanted to finish Ch. 1 by midnight? Well, I seemed to have forgotten that I had plans to go to a baseball game and didn't even get back until 1:3... Read more

    Posted on 16 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 8: Ugly


    I just found this AMAZING article that describes the first-draft process, which is exactly what my 90-Day Project is all... Read more

    Posted on 15 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 7: Crucial First Sentence

    Crucial First Sentence

    I didn't always know I was a werewolf.The Kinstons are a bunch of dirty rotten liars, and I'll tell you why.When she told me she loved me, I really believed it... Read more

    Posted on 14 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 6: Names


    What's in a name, anyway?Names can go a long way. They can resonate with your readers. They can be catchy, sweet, harsh, memorable. Names are important.Most... Read more

    Posted on 13 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 5: Symbology


    Symbols are fun, and necessary in many different genres. Symbols give a sense of depth and importance to a certain aspect of your story. Think of the symbol of... Read more

    Posted on 12 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 4: Characters!


    I have a few pieces of exciting news! Firstly, I have a completed prologue of my story! PROGRESS!Secondly, I have some awesome and important tips about an... Read more

    Posted on 11 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 3: Hear Your Story

    If you are a real human being, then you enjoy some form of music. It's natural.You probably have also created playlists to go along with your stories, or have... Read more

    Posted on 10 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 2: Legitimate Progress!

    Legitimate Progress!

    *WARNING: This post contains a rant about storyboards. :DWell It's officially Day 2, and I am pleased to say that I am making progress!...... Read more

    Posted on 09 June 2012 CREATIVITY
  • Day 1: The 25 Secrets


    Greetings, Friends!Today is a BIG day. Today is day 1 of my 90-day writing challenge. What's the best thing about day 1? It's the hardest of them all. Read more

    Posted on 08 June 2012 CREATIVITY