The Muse Online Writers Conference recently ended. There were many workshops to choose from to help you be a better writer. The workshops were also helpful for NaNoWriMo participants. Some of these workshops included topics such as: research, dialogue, characters, tension, creating fantasy worlds, and point of view. (Mark your calendar for next year’s conference, which is October 7-13. http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/
Some of the things I have been doing to get ready for NaNoWriMo:
-Writing down ideas for my novel/outlining for my novel/outlining
-Cutting photos from magazines
-Downloading lists and forms from various writing websites
-Downloading novel writing software
-Talking to my writers group
-Stocking up on food, beverages, and lots of chocolate
-Making homemade meals to fill the freezer
-Perusing books on fiction writing
I also have a zippered binder filled with paper, pockets, dividers, etc., where I keep hard copies of anything I want to save. It’s my story bible (something I learned at the Muse Online Writers Conference last year).
Will I make the 50K word minimum before the deadline? Will I survive NaNoWriMo? Will I write a best-selling novel?
How about you?
What are you doing to prepare for NaNoWriMo?
Debbie A. Byrne has a B.S. in Mass Communication with a minor in History. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is currently working on her first children’s book.