Reblog: NaNo Tips

Another nice NaNo post. I am noticing a pattern about having a plan. At the moment I am stuck on what my story is going to be about let alone planning the finer points. It could be an interesting month.

Lissa Writes

Hi lovelies. I’f you’re like me, you can’t ‘pants’ a novel – that is, write one by the seat of your pants. I have to know where my novel is going so that I can actually see the end – I’m a ‘plotter’. With NaNoWriMo around the corner, I’m going to share some tips on how I get ready for the event.

1. Tell someone about the novel.

Tell someone. Anyone. Your mum. Your dog. The neighbour’s visiting cousin. When I start to verbalise something that is only an idea, parts that didn’t fit before seem to fall into place. The climax that has been eluding me, for example.

2. Write down every fleeting bit of inspiration.

I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go in case I think of something awesome. I need to write it down before I forget, and some time in the future wonder, ‘what…

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One thought on “Reblog: NaNo Tips

  1. Don’t over think it Alex. The whole purpose of nano is to free up the creativity. Explore. Challenge yourself and see where the whole thing takes you. Write by /feel/. 🙂

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