Well, its that time of year again, when authors hunker down and get on with the business of committing to write at least 50,000 words as November runs it’s course. For those of you who are taking part this year, I thought I’d gather a set of useful resources which may be helpful in ensuring you meet as much of your target as possible.
Main NaNoWriMo website – nanowrimo.org/
If you’re on Twitter then you’ll want to keep up with their tweets at: twitter.com/NaNoWriMo. You could also use the hashtag #NaNoWriMo and I’m sure the community will find you too.
You can also find the community on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/nanowrimo
There are three groups dedicated to the event on LinkededIn and you can find them at:
- National Novel Writing Month – linkedin.com/groups?gid=1288857
- NaNoWriMo – linkedin.com/groups?gid=3872877
- NaNoWriMo Melbourne – linkedin.com/groups?gid=2835293
Join the Writers Retreat at Camp NaNoWriMo – http://campnanowrimo.org/sign_in
If you get stuck with your plot, or haven’t even decided on one yet, then this page from IPL ipl.org/div/farq/plotFARQ.html can help you figure it all out.
This infographic from Delayed Gratification can show how a few novels have developed their plot lines visually too: dgquarterly.com/plot-lines
If your characters are causing a few headaches because they won’t conform, then perhaps this quick workshop in Character and Characterisation could be very useful indeed – writersworkshop.co.uk/character.html
Apparently, if you want to hit the 50,000 word limit then you need to write the equivalent of 1,666 words every day of the month.
Enjoy a cheery little NaNoWriMo Song on YouTube
If you want more videos about NaNoWriMo – then this is the search to run: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nanowrimo
And finally, the NaNoWriMo Logo – Add it into your posts or your blog; pop it on your website so that others can quickly see you are taking part and why not add it to your email signature for the month.