*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 first for a change….

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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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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 selection of Writing Prompts/Sprints…

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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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Depth of Character: Character Focus (protagonist/antagonist) NOTE: YOU DO NOT have to have a “hero/villain” in your story. This is only if you decide you want to have them. And yes, I’m adding a new creation of Antivillain because it’s important that people are able to have characters who are complex. The depth of your…

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