Thursday, October 31, 2013

NaNoWriMo or Poem a Day?

(Nothing like not showing up late for the party, Blogger. You really must do something about your ghost windows. Or quit improving Blogger—if it ain't broke… I waited so long for the compose window to show up I forgot what I was going to post.) Sheesh! Where was I?

What is NaNoWriMo? Why, it's a novel idea: National Novel Writing Month Oakland's own world writing commumity (but I think NanoHQ moved to Berkeley.)

199,847 writers have signed up, so far. Lots of links.

Even a blog:  The NaNoWriMo Blog


NaNoWriMo on Twitter

Some background from Wiki National Novel Writing Month

A great NPR blog on NaNoWriMo:
That'll Always Be The Dream: National Novel Writing Month
Meanwhile, if you're a NaNoWri/PoMoist, then check out this blog for the plotty bits.

5 Last Minute Prep Tips for NaNoWriMo from Kate Arms-Roberts
An “I Could Write About” List
A Plot Sketch
Cast Your Novel
Draw a Map
Write a One-Sentence Summary

24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More In case you need inspiration.

The Author’s Marathon: 10 Things To Remember Nuts & boltsian.
Know your goal.
Focus on the story not the book.

How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo: To Outline or Not To Outline
Realize that NaNoWriMo is, above all, about finishing.
Identify the story arc.
Once you have the arc, break the story into chapter “sketches”.
Act. Start writing and don’t look back.

Proust's Character Questionnaire


If you're on Twitter, check out  #NaNoWriMo.


Story starter lines at Script Lab #writenow


And for the minimalists, then there's nano flash fiction In the month of November, in solidarity with our Nanowrimo friends, we’ll attempt to write 30 flash fiction stories in 30 days.  Join them of Facebook: FLASH-NANO: 30 Stories = 30 Days
Let go of exposition.
Let go of description.
Let your silences become informative.
Let go of extra words.

Check out last year's FLASHNANO prompts.

Me, I'm far too disorganized to do most of this. I have trouble focusi… Squirrel!

Last time I tried to write a memoir-based post, it turned into a monster treatise about redheads. (Don't ask.) Think I'll stick to NaNoPoMo or PAD.

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Guidelines November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Chapbook Challenge.

Sorry , NaNoPoMo is in April. But wait! I have them all stashed in this blog—every one. And more

APRIL POEM A DAY links During April I reposted PAD, Molly Fisk, NaNoPoMo prompts—3 to 4 prompts each day for the entire month. More than enough to inspire the inner poet.


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