Preparing for the Beast ~ Don’t Forget Those Minor Characters!
Characters are all-important. Seriously. If there is a book with a weak plot, unoriginal voice, or cheesy dialogue, I will still plug through it if there are good characters. In fact, I would say that characters are the most important element of a book, if I had to pick just one aspect. All this…
Preparing for the Beast ~ Part 2
So how are you doing on NaNoWriMo prep? If you don’t know what this is all about, read my first post in this series. I’m still working on interviewing my MC, as well as doing some world-building. Today I’m sharing three more brief tips that should help a lot. 1) Set a time. If you’re…
Preparing for the Beast ~ Six Steps for NaNoWriMo Success
A month from now, I will be joining the ranks of the thousands of other writers participating in NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a 50K novel, starting November first and ending November thirtieth. Sound insane? It is. Why do it? I can only reply in the words of George…