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 Bilyk

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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Reblog: Pre-NaNo Preparation

With NaNo just around the corner I thought this would be a pertinent blog to share.

Kitty's Inner Thoughts

It’s that time of year again when writers all over the world gear up for a serious writing challenge. Nano Writer Month.

Goal?  50,000 words in 30 days.

It can seem a bit overwhelming at first. But, that breaks down to 1,667 words per day. Not quite so intimidating now, huh?
That works out to around two hours a day, three tops. If you have an idea of what you want to write, then you’ll be well prepared to reach and even surpass your daily goal.

It doesn’t’ have to be in one session a day either. A few minutes here, a few minutes there. So long as you reach the daily goal. It’s easier than you think. When my kids were little I wrote while they napped. These days I write while they sleep most nights since I’m up tending the fire any ways.

If you’re a plotter: Keep…

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Eyes Bigger Than The Plate

As I am sure every writer in the world is aware, November is almost upon us, and that means... NaNoWriMo I know that a lot of my friends are taking part, and even those that will not still see November as a writing / editing month and will do something to honor it. I have … Continue reading Eyes Bigger Than The Plate