NaNoWriMo is nigh. For those (few) aspiring novelists who aren’t aware of National Novel Writing Month, NaNo is a cyber community of writers who’s goal is to write 50,000 words of their novel in the month of November. What you write will surely be dreck. But that’s the point. Get the first draft over quickly, instead of crawling through it for six painful months. Plus, it’s fun.
Therese has interviewed Chris Baty, the brain behind NaNoWriMo, and we’ll run his three-part interview starting tomorrow. All in preparation for 2007 NaNo.
Doing my bit as well, I’ve also trawled through Google to find some helpful plotting tips for those who need to do a bit of pre-prep on their novels before jumping into the fray.
Elizabeth Sim’s insights for writers that are frequently hilarious but always useful: http://www.elizabethsims.com/writers.shtml
‘Plot-challenged’? Debbie Lee Wesselman offers her tips for creating a compelling plot.
And Holly Lisle always packs her website full of writerly goodies.
Comic courtesy of inimitable Inky Girl.