Notes for NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo is coming up (in 30 plus days or so. . .)
November 1st, the day we writers start writing/typing in fervor as if we are racing a marathon with our fingers. We mumbled under our breath while we slip on the wrong keys or misspell common words. We race to get the words out hoping that our story becomes clearer as into the sprint. We hope that our characters and our muses agree to follow the plot or at least to not stray too far.
I’ve learned from my three years of NaNoWriMo that outlining, note-taking, character profiling, and brain storming is greatly needed in preparation. I cannot just simply write without nothing. It is like if I tried to build a house without wood or nails.
So now I’m starting my outline and my notes hoping to have all the pieces and characters stew in my brain.
I have a characters profile to help build a characters to make them real. I even use actors/models to use their looks in my heads. (This is a link to a basic character sketch. . . https://rebekahwolveire.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/character-sketches/
You can make it as basic or complicated as you want. I am very character heavy when I write my stories; I feel there will be no plot without the characters. )
Plot questions and journey (I plan to write a blog about this.)
I outline simple at first . . . The divide into section and outline each section. So the story is practically in front of me. (I also plan to write a blog about this as well. You may not write a perfect outline. . . it could just be a few sentences or lists just leading you into a direction.)
Practicing writing (I do this so I don’t get tempted to work on NaNoWriMo project early.)
Over the next week, I will be focusing on my NaNoWriMo project. This is the link to my previous NaNoWriMo blogs . . . https://rebekahwolveire.wordpress.com/category/nanowrimo/