How to NaNoWriMo: Scene Cards

How to NaNoWriMo: Scene Cards

Your NaNoWriMo goal every year is to write 50,000 words.  So how do you get there? Scene Cards For the Win! We’ve talked about creating characters.  You’ve worked on your 7 Point Story Structure.  Now you have to fill in all the blanks. This is where scene...
How to NaNoWriMo: 7 Point Story Structure

How to NaNoWriMo: 7 Point Story Structure

There are more methods to plotting a story than I can count.  This year, I’m trying a new-to-me method for planning my NaNoWriMo story: Dan Wells’ 7 Point Story Structure.  Never heard of it?  Neither had I. What is the 7 Point Story Structure? The 7 Point...
How to NaNoWriMo: Creating Characters

How to NaNoWriMo: Creating Characters

  Some writers say they don’t control their characters: they have lives of their own.  Sometimes they run away from us and do things that surprise us. Creating Characters You don’t have to let your characters run away from you.  Knowing their...
How to NaNoWriMo: Finding a Plot

How to NaNoWriMo: Finding a Plot

So after learning how to get started, you’ve decided you want to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year, eh? Well, here are your next steps. First Things First The first thing you need to remember about NaNoWriMo is that it’s going to be a...
How to NaNoWriMo: Getting Started

How to NaNoWriMo: Getting Started

It’s coming! Writers’ most loved, hated, and feared month is almost here: November. Years ago, in college, I had the time (and brain capacity) to participate in NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month.  Don’t ask me how I had time or brain capacity...

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