Joining the 10 Minute Novelists Blog Team

Joining the 10 Minute Novelists Blog Team

As some of you might already know, I’m one of the Admins in an awesome Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists. The group gathers over 8,000 writers from across the world, ranging from complete beginners to published authors. I also participate in and help to administrate the 365 Writing Club, a year-long challenge for the group’s members.

And now, I’m happy to announce I’ll be joining the 10 Minute Novelists blog team. Each month I’ll be sharing an article on writing craft and related topics.

In my first post, I’m writing about adding foreign phrases to your novel, and how to get them right. So if you have any foreign language speakers in your work-in-progress, head over to the 10 Minute Novelists website. And while you’re there, be sure to check other great articles on writing, publishing, and marketing.

5 thoughts on “Joining the 10 Minute Novelists Blog Team

  1. I could have done with your input when I was busy editing Running Out of Space – I have a number of Spanish phrases sprinkled throughout the text for some reason that escapes me now… I think you’re awesome to join so many other groups – particularly ones that are designed to help other novelists:). Have a great week-end Joanna!

    1. Sorry to not be there for you, Sarah ;). I thought of this post long time ago, but only now I got around to work on it.
      I’m not a member of that many groups, and in most I’m not very active. But for some reason, 10 Minute Novelists (the Facebook group), got me involved from the beginning. Then they organized 365 Writing Club, and after the first year I started helping in managing it, and I also became the administrator of the main group. Joining now the group’s blog/website side is just expanding on that.
      The group’s also organizing the first, real-life conference next year, so it’s expanding.

      1. It was quite a long time ago when I started wrestling with this one – fortunately I got on top of how I needed to tackle this one, but talk about a blooming fiddle!

  2. Nice job on your post, Joanna! And congrats on joining the blogging side of 10 Minute Novelists. 🙂

    I agree that it’s best to use foreign words / phrases in moderation. It can help bring an appropriate ethnic flavor to the story, but it doesn’t help to use so many that it alienates readers who aren’t fluent in or familiar with the language. I recently read a historical fiction novel set in 17th century India, and even though the author herself in half-Indian, she was careful about the amount of Hindi words that she used. The few terms she included were important to the story, too

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