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Nanowrimo 2017 Wrap up

I know I'm a little late, but I thought waiting a week would give us all a chance to recover from the insanity that is National Novel Writing Month. How did you do? Did you meet your goal? Were you a rebel this year, or a traditionalist? Change you mind halfway through and swap stories?… Continue reading Nanowrimo 2017 Wrap up

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Nanowrimo Check In

How is everyone's Nanowrimo going? Getting your words in? Hopelessly behind? Already done? (Insane, I know, but I know people who can finish in two weeks! Yes, I hate them, too.) I'm sitting just about where I want to be, with a couple of extra days in the bag in case I need them later.… Continue reading Nanowrimo Check In

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Nanowrimo Survival Kit

In all the years I've been doing Nanowrimo, I don't know how I managed to not make a post about my survival kit. I think I even remember drafting one before, but maybe it got rolled into a previous Boot Camp post, and it's not coming up in my search. Oh, well. Time to start… Continue reading Nanowrimo Survival Kit

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Nano Boot Camp: Wrap up

It's October 30. Only one more day until the kick off. There can't possibly be more prep work, right? Wrong! For today and tomorrow, write 1500 words each day. Physically clear off your desk. Put away the junk. Check your stock of pencils, notebooks, and flash drives. Run any necessary maintenance tasks on your computer,… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Wrap up

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 7

We're almost there! Just two more weeks to go. Write 1200 words per day--at least 60% needs to be geared toward your nano novel. See last week's post if you need ideas. Write 7 days per week Finish outlining Create your playlist, organize your netflix queue and TBR shelf. Make sure you have the tools… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 7

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 6

Up to this point, we've been taking it relatively easy. From here on out, however, we're going to concentrate solely on our Nanowrimo projects. Use this week to wrap up any creative loose ends. Finish any ongoing projects, and clear off your desk. Write 1000 words per day--at least 30% needs to be focused on… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 6

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 5

We're more than halfway there, now! Are you feeling the pressure? Write 1,000 words per day Write 6 days per week Begin outlining. Commit either the first two chapters to paper, OR sketch out a rough idea of the overall plot arc for the book. Identify the opening scene, the turning point, the low point,… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 5

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 4

It's October now, time to start getting into some advanced-level prep work. Write 750 words per day Write 6 days per week Continue researching. Start working with your characters. Create a cast list, and include a few lines of description for each of your main characters. You may want to print this off so it… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 4

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Nano Boot Camp 2017

It's September. Do you know what that means? Well, aside from another year without a Hogwarts letter, it means the beginning of Nanowrimo Season. "Nano season?" you say. "But Nano is only 30 days! And not for six more weeks!" Well, as long time readers of the blog can attest, I am a dedicated planner,… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp 2017