Friday, September 23, 2011

NaNoWriMo Helpful Stuff

National Novel Writing Month is less than six weeks away!!! Here's some helpful NaNo preparation information:

YOUR GOAL:

To write 50,000 words of fiction* during the 30 days of November


FIRST:

Sign up! Visit: http://www.nanowrimo.org

“Friend” Nita a.k.a. willwrite4chocolate


HELPFUL BOOKS:

No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty (founder of NaNoWriMo)

NaNo for the New and Insane by Lazette Gifford – (free e-book)
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/84837

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

Workbook by the same title

The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing by Evan Marshall

First Draft in 30 Days by Karen Wiesner

Story Engineering by Larry Brooks


HELPFUL SOFTWARE and WEBSITES:

yWriter - http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter.html (works best on PCs) Free!!!

Scrivener - http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php (works best on MACS) $45

The Snowflake Method - http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/art/snowflake.php


*Members of the NaNoWriMo group known as the NaNo Rebels write nonfiction and poetry. Willwrite4chocolate is a two-time NaNo Rebel and overall four-time NaNo winner.

1 comment:

Sammi Soutar said...

Good stuff here. Kinda inspires me to get the bumglue out and the rear in gear!