Preparing for NaNoWriMo

Did you know November is National Novel Writing Month?

This year writers from all walks of life will dedicate themselves to writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

Sponsored by, National Novel Writing Month has been going on since 1999. This year I’m taking the plunge and participating in my first NaNoWriMo.

In preparation for NaNoWriMo, I’m taking several steps that I thought I’d share with you:

-Finish reading The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne

-Working step-by-step through’s preparation page (

-Let my family know what I’m up to

-Get my social media on

-Touching base with local authors

-Jotting down some ideas

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Time Management for Writers

Time Management for Writers
Time Management for Writers

As part of the October Platform Challenge at Writer’s Digest, Robert Lee Brewer, asked those taking the challenge to create a time management plan on Day 14. Here are some of my thoughts on what makes a good time management plan for writers.

A little background

I’ve been using Franklin-Covey planner’s for several years now. Yes, it’s a bit “old fashioned” since it involves actually writing on a piece of paper rather than typing into an iPhone, iPad, etc; but it works for me and is quite effective. Continue reading Time Management for Writers

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Hello, and welcome to my new website. My name is Keith G. Shafer and I’m an author and voice talent. Please bear with me a bit as I update and “tweak” my new site. Over the next couple weeks I’ll be adding a blog, an about page, and a few more items of interest to my readers, friends, and fellow writers.

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