Originally posted 2016-11-15 20:00:51. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-10 20:00:32. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-05 20:00:39. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-04 17:00:24. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-11-03 17:00:52. Wear pants when you hang out your laundry. I cannot stress this enough. What does that have to do with NaNo? Three things I can currently conjure up: If you get locked out of you place, you have no pants on (or a phone, because who needs to take their phone…

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Originally posted 2016-11-02 20:00:06. *has Tyrion do his kitten kneading on my busted up old carpal tunnel left wrist* I’d still be writing. YES… I realise I still technically (literally as I type this) am writing for the day, but this is gonna be so short and sweet, I’m not even doing it in Pages…

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Originally posted 2016-11-01 21:18:25. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-10-27 17:00:12. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-10-26 20:00:41. We’ve barely scratched the surface of the wonderful areas you can delve into with your writing, but since we’re now only 5 days away from the start of NaNo, I’m gonna do the right thing and give you all the pdf’s in one place. Tomorrow, I’m going to put up a…

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Originally posted 2016-10-20 17:00:59. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-10-19 17:00:06. 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…

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Originally posted 2016-10-11 20:00:42. 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…

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