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NaNo Update: Rolling Over Speed Bumps

The first week of NaNoWriMo ends and the infamous Week 2 begins. It’s never claimed me as a victim, but that doesn’t mean I don’t recognize its malevolent self. I survive because preparation is the best defense, whether it be … Continue reading

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NaNo Update: The Advantage of Editing Experience

Here we go. The first of thirty days of NaNoWriMo when we do the best we can with our word count, make 50K for the win, or even draft an entire novel that goes beyond the standard goal. This year … Continue reading

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The Best Non-Writing NaNoWriMo Advice

If your intentions for NaNoWriMo are to try it out and not worry about word count, then this post might not apply to you. Otherwise, if you want to reach the end with +50K, here’s the best (blunt) advice I … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 3

Because NaNoWriMo fast approaches I’ve shared how planning was the building blocks to enriching my novels. More specifically, I’m talking about planning for a fantasy novel. For me that means a history, maps, an outline, and finally a draft that’s … Continue reading

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The Visual Know: A Map for NaNoWriMo

Another year. Another NaNoWriMo. Another pitch on my part to inspire writers to pen their fantasy novels using a map. Yes, a map. Here I go again talking about maps or, more specifically, your fantasy map. I want that others … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Special NaNoEdition 2

It’s NaNoWriMo prep season and I’m revisiting select World of Ontyre location posts to provide a different perspective. In those posts I gave basic information about certain locations or regions, but this month I’m examining how my work before and … Continue reading

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Here We Go: Planning NaNoWriMo

I used to seek that perfect system to plan a novel, that one method where I could simply input my data and out would pop my outline. It’d be like taking a test and discovering I was an INFJ. I … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 1

Given that it’s NaNoWriMo prep season I’m going to revisit some of my World of Ontyre posts from a different perspective so you can see how fantasy location prep aided drafting. I’ve already shared basic facts about Transgamete, the Carrdia … Continue reading

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What Do You Know, It’s NaNoWriMo

It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo. This will be my fifth, the first four successful. While not everyone plots, NaNo is a different beast. NaNo is sprint, and that’s assuming you can write everyday. If you’re in the US there’s Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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World of Ontyre: Meldenphire

Oh how I’ve looked forward to this post. I almost wrote about the city of Meldenphire the first week of this series, but decided to restrict myself to Carrdia cities initially. It’s time. This week’s look at locations in the … Continue reading

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