NaNo Prep: Your October To-Do List!

NaNoWriMo 2018 WriterHello, everyone!

It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). And we are here to support you.

Here is your suggested October To-Do List. (And if you’re not participating in NaNo, this list applies for any time you start a novel.)

1. Listen to any podcasts that will spark your creativity. The Moth has great stories, but if you’re looking for something more craft related, try How Story Works. (Listen from the beginning, as it’s like a college course and it’s best to listen in order.)

2. Have no clue what you’re going to write about? Use these tips to wake up your muses:

3. Visit the NaNo site, which has lots of tips for prep.

4. Don’t isolate yourself. Talk to fellow Wrimos and, of course, your fellow chapter members about your story.

5. Read, watch TV, and watch movies. You have an excuse! Interacting with story sets off alarm bells for your muses. Even one tiny line of dialogue could generate the best story idea ever.

Good luck, everyone! And we’ll be back regularly to cheer you on.

* How do you prep for NaNo? Leave a comment and let us know. *

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