NaNoWriMo: How and Where to Begin

Whether you are new to writing, new to participating in NaNoWriMo, or new to novel writing in particular, there are several ways you can approach this project.

On the NaNoWriMo site you’ll see writers referred to as either a pantser or a plotter. One means you like to write by-the-seat-of-your-pants without any sort of plotting or predevelopment. The other is when you have any degree of a formed plot, character list, scenes, settings, and research all ready to hit the ground running on day one.

Many writers have written about how to begin NaNoWriMo, including me…here’s the first of last year’s posts. I’ve been looking around for other writer’s perspectives on the subject and like these…

Savannah Gilbo’s Ultimate Guide to Planning for NaNoWriMo.

Jericho Writer’s How to Plot a Novel.

Eva Deverell has fun and helpful templates and worksheets to go with her advise.

…and I’m stopping here because I’ve already spent two hours just perusing Eva’s site.

Have fun. Ask me anything.



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