I. Love. NaNoWriMo. I did NaNo for the first time when I was 13 years old, and it cemented my lifelong love of writing novels. I’m participating this year with a modified goal—20k instead of 50k, adding to the WIP I’m already working on instead of writing a new manuscript. It wasn’t my original plan … More NaNoWriMo Special Offer!
Earlier this month, I wrote about my struggles with plotting out stories before starting to write. I’ve always been a semi-impulsive writer, and lately it’s come back to bite me. Although I love the spontaneity, I hit the 20k mark and either get bored of the story or create something so inconsistent that the task … More Learning to Become a Plotter, Part II
I’ve always been firmly in the pantsing camp. That is, “writing by the seat of your pants,” or making all (or most) of it up as you go along. If my writing is not spontaneous, then I get bored. I feel like I’m following a formula, and it sucks the joy out of doing it. … More Learning to Become a Plotter