National Novel Writing Month
Otherwise known as NaNoWriMo.
What is it?
As some of you know, and others were able to guess, it’s an event that starts every November 1st here in Internet Land where you try to write a 50k novel in a month by setting up a daily word count goal. There’s a website for the event, which you can check out here. You can sign up on the site to participate, but it’s not a requirement.
I am actually participating this year in a sense. I’m going to be using the month to finish the current draft of my novel, but for those of you who are starting one fresh, it may seem like a tall order. So, to help you guys out, I’ve complied some links from this blog and from others in the community. If there’s a post you really like that I missed, let me know. There are likely a ton. These are just some of the ones I had bookmarked.
Slithering Ink Resources
- Character Development Questionnaire
- Character Motivation Questionnaire
- Writing for Beginners
- Plotting Methods for Meticulous Plotters
- Organize Your Plot: Outlines
- Writing Character Voice
- Creating Chapters
- Character Development: The Basics
- Forming a Plot for NaNoWriMo
- Chuck Wendig’s NaNoWriMo Crash Course
- Fixyourwritinghabit’s Plot A Month Series
- All Things NaNoWriMo
- Last Minute NaNoWriMo Prep
- Survival Guide
- Clevergirlhelp’s NaNoWriMo Planning Guide
- Inktype’s NaNoWriMo Planning Guide
- To NaNoWriMo or Not?
- Arguments Against NaNoWriMo and Why They’re BS