How to write James Bond

BBC News: Faulks’ quest to follow Fleming. Sebastian Faulks has written a new James Bond novel in the style of Ian Fleming to mark the centenary of Fleming’s birth.

To pay homage to the man who created 007, Faulks decided he had to get inside Fleming’s head. "I viewed the whole thing as a technical exercise," he says. "I wrote the whole thing in six weeks. Fleming used to write 2,000 words a day and not reflect on them or edit them, just keep going. I decided that if I wanted to capture the pace Fleming had in the novels, that is what I should do."

Two thousand words a day, left unedited, for six weeks sounds a LOT like NaNoWriMo. My November goal is 2000 words a day for the whole month, which can be fitted around the rest of life with a little work. I’m trying to come up with an idea for this year’s novel.

2 thoughts on “How to write James Bond”

  1. I stopped doing Nano when I realized that I just kept starting things and then leaving them once November was done. I keep meaning to go back and sort out my first Nano novel (not finished)…

  2. I have “done” Nanowrimo three times now, and have 3 unfinished manuscripts to show for it. The first 2 years I made the 50,000 word goal and promptly stopped and last year I never made it past the 50,000 word goal. Don’t feel bad! My computer it littered with unfinished stories and plot ideas. In my case it’s not Nanowrimo that is the problem … it’s me … all Nano did was expose the lack of the “completer / finisher” gene in my DNA.

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