Reading Time: 3 minutesThis quick post is to give some ideas for wordcount boosters for Nanowrimo-which will, I hope, make it into in your finished novel as worldbuilding or character reveal scenes. I have used each of these and found they are generally good… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 2 minutesWell, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) started today and even though I am not officially joining in, I’m still going to increase my daily word count to 1600 or so. I usually aim for 1100, and have been consistent on… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 5 minutesHere are 30 strategies which I use to write a novel in 30 days. It can be used for Nanowrimo, or whenever you just want to get that first draft done. Divvy up the action. It’s 1660 words a day… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 2 minutesNational Novel Writing Month requires you to complete a 50,000 word work of fiction in 30 days. If your typing is speedy, this is quite achievable. But what you choose to write for Nanowrimo can scupper you before you start. Follow theses guides… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 2 minutesIn my attempts to outline my novel I did a lot of online reading as well as the books I’ve previously mentioned. Google will find you many sites which offer help with outlining a (fiction) book, but I’ve gathered 20 useful articles…. Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 1 minuteToday, include a little foreshadowing of what will happen after your story has ended. Is this in fact merely a new beginning? Will the tale continue? How will the characters go on with their lives after the whirlwind they have… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 1 minuteToday make everything in your writing joyous. Have joyous trees, roads, food, gestures, clothes. Let every word sing, we have reached the end and we are happy. Or make it all tragic, depending on the ending of your novel.
Reading Time: 1 minuteToday write a big declamatory speech. It could be your villain, revealing his dastardly plot to a strangely passive audiennce; it might be your main character declaring his position on life, love and everything she has encountered on her journey…. Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 1 minuteToday include an ignoble emotion in your story: jealousy, irritation, intolerance, anger. It might be something your character experiences, or it might be displayed by a minor character they encounter. But big it up, as the end is near!
Reading Time: 1 minuteToday write about the obstacles in a journey, perhaps a mundane journey or a climactic, life changing one. Include plenty of detail about what kept your characters from proceeding smoothly.