Am I Too Old for “The One Year Adventure Novel”?

Am I Too Old for “The One Year Adventure Novel”?

Michelle Gonzalez, Guest Contributor
I think all post-highschool writers can empathize with my struggle to make time for my novel. Whether your job is demanding, you have children, are caring for a sick family member, or are just fighting the daily battle against dirty dishes and laundry, life crowds out writing. Here are my tips for making OYAN actually work for you and your writing dream.

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Writing for the Smaller Audience

Writing for the Smaller Audience

Angie Fraser, Guest Contributor
Thanks to the teaching in The One Year Adventure Novel (OYAN), I have now written two novels. I suspect that my work will never be published in the traditional sense. Despite my best efforts, I use far too many adverbs, adjectives, clichés, and passive sentence constructions. My plots and characters aren’t particularly original. I’m too preachy. I could go on.

Does that mean that my writing can never be used for God’s purposes?

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Why the Glamour of Writing Doesn’t Make Rejection Any Easier

Why the Glamour of Writing Doesn’t Make Rejection Any Easier

Rachel Garner, Staff Writer
I’m here to tell you something you probably haven’t heard before: writers aren’t special. I know, I know, this is a scandalous idea to those who proudly label themselves “crazy” and generally think a fashion trend towards armor and steampunk goggles is the best idea they’ve ever heard. Let me tell you two stories.

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