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NaNoWriMo is almost over. So what now? With Ezra Barany – How To Write the Future podcast, episode 73

“It took me some time to get thus far, however I printed out my complete manuscript. And held it in my fingers. And that was unbelievable. Simply to really feel the load of all these pages.” – Beth Barany

On this episode of “How To Write The Future” host Beth Barany discusses along with her husband, fellow writer, and highschool instructor, Ezra Barany, what to do after NaNoWriMo (Nationwide Novel Writing Month) involves an finish. Collectively they share ideas for writers, and discover concepts for advertising your e book which incorporates e book trailers. They emphasize the significance of celebrating your accomplishments and looking forward to what’s past NaNoWriMo. So seize your pen, have a good time your achievements, and preserve writing!

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The *How To Write The Future* podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who need to write constructive futures and efficiently convey these tales out into {the marketplace}. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cowl ideas for fiction writers. This podcast is for readers too when you’re in any respect inquisitive about the way forward for humanity.

This podcast is for you you probably have questions like:

– How do I create a plausible world for my science fiction story?

– How do determine what’s not working if my story feels flat?

– How do I make my story extra fascinating and alive?

This podcast is for readers too when you’re in any respect inquisitive about the way forward for humanity.

Episode 73 – NaNoWriMo is almost over. So now what? 

NaNoWriMo is almost over. So what now?

Hey, everybody. Welcome to an episode of How To Write The Future along with your host, Beth Barany. That’s me. I’m a writing instructor, creativity coach, and science fiction and fantasy novelist.

And I created this podcast to give you ideas in your writing life, Craft, Publishing, Advertising and marketing, and the Author’s Mindset. One thing I name the Author’s Stance.

My mission is that can assist you, empower you, to step into your observe of writing your superb tales.

As a result of I imagine that tales have energy.

All of us discover ways to be due to the tales in our tradition. So I encourage you to inject your tales into the tradition. As a result of what we imaginative and prescient we assist make so.

I’ve a distinct sort of episode for you at the moment.

It’s me chatting with my husband, Ezra Barany, additionally a author.

And on the very finish, I’ve a particular message for you from-. Effectively, I’m simply going to say a particular message. Not from me, not from Ezra. You’ll have to remain tuned to the top.

And congratulations everybody who participated in NaNoWriMo. Alright, right here we go.

All proper. Some ideas you are able to do when you’re completed with NaNoWriMo.

Put your e book apart. And, Ezra you have been saying.


Yah, to um, um, That is simply notes for us, proper?


Yeah, nevertheless it’s going to transcribe. I would use a few of it.




Why not?


Yeah, certain.


Yeah, preserve it informal.


Um, play with tag traces. Do a seek for write taglines and e book blurbs on-line. Templates are enjoyable. And play with it. E-book trailers. Play with on the spot video makers. 

Discover some photos you want.


And a few music. And make a e book trailer.


Royalty free.


Yeah. Royalty free.

And also you’re additionally saying, um, Log traces. Yeah. It may be actually thrilling to play with the completed product of your e book: what is going to it seem like? What is going to the duvet be? Play with Canva and design a canopy. Um, Play with, um, concepts for advertising the e book. You possibly can simply soar over the enhancing course of for the second and keep in that first draft vitality that’s so thrilling. Um, yeah. And put the manuscript apart. Actually give it a relaxation. And perhaps I can, I can discuss a bit bit extra about why that’s essential.

Uh, personally, I feel it helps whenever you edit, you need to have distance from the work you edit so that you could make choices that’s greatest for the story and never be so connected to. Not be so connected to it.

I desire to edit once I don’t keep in mind what it was like to jot down the primary draft of it. And that for me personally is sort of a few months simply. It relies upon.

How a lot you, how lengthy? How a lot time do you want earlier than you are feeling able to edit a primary draft


I often forgot what I’ve performed in three seconds.


Um, one, 1000.


What is that this? I’ve by no means seen this earlier than.

That is another person’s e book I’m beginning to learn.


Come on… Ezra’s joking.


Additionally, two to 3 months.


Two three months for you too, as properly. Okay.


One thing like that.


Yeah. So actually an important factor to do as NaNoWriMo is coming to a detailed is is have a good time. , December one, have a good time. And when you’re not performed along with your e book, preserve going.

I imply each you and I’ve- I did write one novel within the span of two months and I completed it on December thirty first. And that turned out to be about an 85,000-word novel.

I’ve seen you begin a e book on November 1st and preserve going into the spring trigger you’re writing some massive, 100 thousand-word factor. Keep in mind?


Yeah, I believed a pleasant, brief story concerning the origin of Tinkerbell could be enjoyable. Um, however then I spotted, origin story?! That doesn’t sound like a brief story.

That sounds epic. It’s was over 100 thousand phrases.


Yeah, yeah. So preserve going. , NaNoWriMo is a good place to start out nevertheless it isn’t a um, the be-all end-all, proper?

Being a author is about writing all of your unsuitable. Uh, out all yr round – all yr spherical. 

That is what I’m making an attempt to say. Yeah. Nice.

Every other ideas that we may give individuals as NaNoWriMo involves a detailed?


Um, I might say exit and, and luxuriate in your self. Um, work together. Uh, and, and inform individuals what you’ve performed.


Rejoice not simply by you your self and also you, you already know, with your pals, along with your fellow writers, with buddies, with you already know the barista on the cafe.

Yeah, have a good time. You probably did a tremendous factor. It’s unbelievable.


And take into consideration this. For those who have been to enter say a grocery retailer, how many individuals in that complete grocery retailer might say they’ve written a e book?

Only a few, if any. So, you’ve performed an enormous accomplishment. And that’s actually one thing worthwhile to consider.


And have a good time. And one thing that I’ve performed. It took me some time to get thus far, however I printed out my complete manuscript. And held it in my fingers. And that was unbelievable. Simply to really feel the load of all these pages.

So, so thrilling. And share it with somebody in your loved ones who could not perceive what it’s you’re doing. And allow them to really feel the load. After which like, oh, now I see what you’ve been spending your weekends and evenings and, you already know, odd hours doing like, wow, that’s spectacular.

And in addition I’ve to say one thing that’s actually enjoyable that I’ve performed in the course of the means of writing a primary draft with – with you, is I learn pages to you even, you already know, crappy first drafts simply to get that on the spot, like, congratulations. So, you don’t have to attend to the top of the month to have a good time. You possibly can have a good time proper now. You possibly can have a good time daily whenever you write new content material, new materials in your story. It’s a worthy factor to have a good time.

Something – anything?

I feel that’s good. It’s . Um,


Eat cashews.


Eat cashews, Ezra says, all proper.


I’ve yet one more tip for you.

And that’s from our cat, Rocket.


Say it once more. Actually? Say it once more. What would you like? Okay.


All proper, everybody. That’s it for now.

So write lengthy and prosper.

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Beth Barany teaches science fiction and fantasy novelists write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, instructor, advisor, and developmental editor. She’s an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist and runs the podcast, “How To Write The Future.”

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Ezra Barany loves riveting readers with thrillers, however by order of the Division of Motor Automobiles he should place a warning on each e book cowl, “Don’t learn whereas driving.” His first two books in The Torah Codes sequence have been award-winning worldwide bestsellers. The following three books within the 4-book sequence wowed readers too! In his free time, he has eye-opening discussions on the artwork of writing novels along with his spouse and e book coach, Beth Barany. A highschool physics instructor, Ezra lives in Oakland along with his beloved spouse and two cats engaged on the subsequent e book in The Torah Codes sequence. Ezra, not the cats. For a free brief story in The Torah Codes sequence, “The Mourner’s Kaddish,” do please go to http://www.thetorahcodes.com/.


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