So now that we've talking about building a character, let's chat a little about your setting. There's really two pieces to this that I've seen: the world you've built, and how you introduce that world to your readers. These are two of the places that I've struggled the most in my writing, so a lot … Continue reading NANOWRIMO IS COMING: Wait, Where Are We?
So let's take the character from Monday's adventure, and start throwing him into some mess, shall we? You'll see as I start to write this how quickly the rest of the world begins to form around him, how setting and character and plot start to get all jumbled up together. I've tried to keep this … Continue reading NANO FICTION FRIDAY: Dana Cantrell
I've used that title for so many things over the years, and I'm never going to get tired of it. The origin is a Kurt Vonnegut story by the same name, about a man with little personality of his own but when he's given a part in a play, he becomes utterly immersed into the … Continue reading NANOWRIMO IS COMING: Who Am I This Time?
So since Monday's post focused on pants versus plot, I was a little lost as to what to write for my fiction post today. However, my lovely friend Lyn leapt to the rescue, and offered writing about someone who's pantsing it, and someone who's plotting. Given that I only have one extant character who's ever … Continue reading Fiction Friday: No Plot, No Problem…?
One of the first things anyone will likely tell you about NaNoWriMo is the title of the book Chris Baty wrote specifically for the preparation time: No Plot, No Problem! It's the core of what gets pushed about the National Novel Writing Month, that you can walk in with absolutely nothing and you can still … Continue reading NANOWRIMO IS COMING: Pants vs. Plot
Well, it's almost October, which means you know what's coming. I will never apologize for that. Every year, this is what I think of. I am unrepentant. But it's true, November is coming and I have no idea what I'm doing for the month. What I'm thinking, however, is that I'm going to use October … Continue reading Trying to Plan for the Future
So NaNoWriMo is over, and our TGIO party is tomorrow. It's always a bit of a bittersweet feeling, coming to the end of November. This was a more difficult one than usual, as I mentioned at the beginning of the month. (Just before? I can't remember anymore.) As usual, I always think that knowing the … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Recap and Future Plans