I didn’t think I was going to do NanoWriMo this year. I just started a new job teaching ESL to new Canadians, and I find that writing and teaching draw from the same well of creativity.
And then I was thinking last night about Halloween and how the doorbell ringing gets to me, and how much worse it would be if I worked in a grocery store and the beep of the check-out till set off the same reflex. Now I have 1,500 words about an ex-con working as a bag boy at a grocery store, and I think it might be a restart of a werewolf story that stalled out on me earlier this year.
Okay, so we’re doing this. (Bonus points to anyhow who caught the Hamilton reference. I like Burr. He’s Shakespearean in his tragedy.)
This is, I think, year eleven of Nano for me. Last year and the year before, I had assorted writing-related things to say. (But when don’t I?) Here are some handy links…
- NANOWRIMO STUFF: FIVE EASY WAYS TO SUCCEED AT WRITING A NANOWRIMO NOVEL PLUS A COUPLE OF BONUS POINTS
- NANOWRIMO STUFF: BEGINNINGS AND DOPAMINE, MY TWO FAVOURITE THINGS.
- NANOWRIMO STUFF: WHEN SHOULD(N’T) YOU START YOUR BOOK
- NANOWRIMO STUFF: DEALING WITH WRITER’S BLOCK
- NANOWRIMO STUFF: PLOTTING VS PANTSING PART ONE
- NANOWRIMO STUFF: DEALS YOU MAKE WITH YOUR READERS
- NANOWRIMO POST: AVOID FILLER BY THINKING IN SCENES, NOT CHAPTERS
- NOT KNOWING WHERE YOU’RE GOING (UNTIL YOU GET THERE) THE 2015 NANOWRIMO EDITION
Good luck, everyone! Happy writing!