Tag: NaNoWriMo 2011

  • NaNo in a Nutshell

    Once again the threads of ‘sum-up your novel in one sentence’ are springing to life across the various forums at NaNoWriMo.org. It’s a time-honored tradition of finding out if you have enough of a hook to spark other folks’ interest and to see how good a grasp you have on your novel’s core concepts. Since […]

  • Plot Hunting with Net and Honey

    So it’s a given that I’m going to write Yet Another Fantasy Novel™ for NaNoWriMo 2011, but there are a whole host of subgenres (including Science Fantasy) that I can play in. Based on the idea of ‘write what you read’ I made a list of everything I’m reading and watching right now (see way […]

  • Write What You Read

    I’ve never been a fan of ‘write what you know’ because I have never, ever written what I know. My stories have always had unicorns and dragons and talking cats and werewolves– and I’ve been writing what I don’t know for a very long time. Heck, if Black Beauty-esque horse stories count as fantasy (and […]

  • Planning for NaNoWriMo 2011

    September is creeping to a close and with the dawning of October comes the Month Before NaNoWriMo™! (dramatic music) NaNoWriMo is, of course, National Novel Writing Month which has been held every November since 1999. With 200,500 participants and 37, 500 winners in 2010 (plus the folks from this year’s inaugural Camp sessions), NaNo is […]