Special Sprints We are at the exact halfway point of NaNo folks. So if you’re not sitting at 25,000+ by now, you’re likely needing a bit of motivation. Here is a fun exercise that you can do without a timer. I know how some people get all flustered at the idea of a countdown, so…

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Yes, by the time you see this, it will be the 10th, but I needed to get a few things off my freckled chest before I sleep. First off: I wrote over 16,000 words today. Now, this begs the question: Quality v Quantity: Which did I sacrifice? Honestly, EgoPixie is going to rear her head…

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This is my 69th post for G&G. *Glen Quagmire wanders past your screen* No, I didn’t write any sex scenes today. It’s a murder mystery. Besides, if I do, it’s gonna be about Clover and her girlfri… oh, wait, yeah you’d probably want to read that… hmmmm it wasn’t in the intentional writing, as it’s…

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Chugga-chugga-chugga-chugga CHOOO-CHOOOOO!!!! All aboard the feels train! Yeah, I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped today, and I’m heading out shortly for the evening, so I am trying to rush this post a bit, but know this: I FREAKING LOVE THIS STORYLINE. Not even kidding. Last night, I had the chance **fangirl…

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NaNo So Far… I’m going to start doing a weekly roundup (depending on how long it takes me to hit the 50K mark) for NaNo this year, but I feel wretched that I missed yesterday’s IwaC *no excuse other than I procrastinated and I’m sorry because I didn’t have the time I thought I would……

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This is the final (for now, don’t worry! CampNaNo is in the spring!) NaNo Prep article. Hopefully the past few weeks has been helpful for you to flush out your characters, and get some fantastic storyline going. The following comes with a disclaimer: I DID NOT WRITE THESE word prompts/sprints, but I can tell you…

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Word Webs There are several different types of webs you can create that will help you connect your plot pieces together, and allow you to see other possible connections as well. Let’s look a few different styles. The Wheel The Web – notice how the pieces inter connect and join well with one another? This…

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It’s all in the details. Seriously, the more you can describe in a short sequence, the better. Not that everyone doesn’t enjoy hearing about battlements, and the type of poison you are dipping arrows in and so forth, but I’m talking about setting the scene to start with. I’ll give you a for instance, to…

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Know your audience This might seem like a given right from the start, but there are a few specific areas that need to be addressed in order to ensure that your audience is the one you set out to write for, knowing that others can and likely will be reading it (even just for critique)….

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Plotting Plots Today’s focus is going to be starting to develop an actual story that gels together. Working off the principal that you’re no a ‘pantser’ but are a ‘planner’, we’re going to need to suss out some finer details. We’re gonna KISS it all up as much as possible, but this one might be…

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