I am reading about people on Reddit, Twitter and other social media platforms who have decided to stop NaNoWriMo. That’s okay. I’ve had my years
I can’t help it. I’m a born nerd. I have loved science fiction since I came home from school, turned on the television and watched reruns of Lost in Space. Then I graduated to Star Trek. I still remember going to the theater with my dad and brother and watching Star Wars. My dad said he had no idea what the movie was about. But I loved it. Moving on to literature, when I read Dune in middle school, it changed my attitude about reading. From there it was Anne McCaffrey’s dragon books. My friends and I shared copies of the original Elfquest graphic novels on the school bus. Don’t ask me who my favorite author is. I have more than one and I appreciate each of them for different reasons. But some science fiction and fantasy authors who have influenced me include: Dan Simmons, Frank Herbert, Connie Willis, Vernor Vinge, C. S. Lewis, Neil Gaiman, Madeleine L’Engle, and … I could go on until lunchtime. Oh, and non-science fiction and fantasy authors I enjoy are: John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cormac McCarthy and Anne Lamott. So I’m writing episodes based on this universe I’ve created in my mind. It’s called Consortium. I’m having fun writing them, but it’s hard work. Be sure to check them out.
NaNoWriMo Day 23: Rules
Last day of work until December 5th. I’m a little behind on NaNoWriMo, but I intend to spend my free days in November finishing my
NaNoWriMo Day 22: Starting with dialogue
When I start a scene, if I’m not sure what to write to start things off, I go to my default: dialogue. Then I add
NaNoWriMo Day 21: Think before I write
Still on par for my word count, but I’m not ahead. I only wrote a couple hundred words yesterday. It was very cold out and
NaNoWriMo Day 20: A 6,000-Word Day. Not.
In his book No Plot? No Problem!, NaNoWriMo founder, Chris Baty, suggests getting ahead in your word count by “harnessing the power of 6,000-word days.”
NaNoWriMo Day 19: From Regular to Rebel
What I like about the four steps I used this month for NaNoWriMo is how they can be used in both Preptober and NaNoWriMo. Ideally,