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by Glen Strathy
Here’s an easy way to come up with a brief plot outline for your novel.
One of the most powerful secrets to creating plots that are emotionally compelling is to incorporate the 8 Basic Plot Elements. Starting with your story idea, you only need to make eight…
When you were younger, your grandmother planted a seed within the lower curve of your spine. As you grew, branches crept across your shoulder blades, slowly opening small blossoms at the tips. The tree came to cripple your lower body and spill fallen petals along your legs. They…
Currently working on the magazine tumblr, meep
I think you’ll all like it, and I’ll be advertising plentifully in the next couple months
I solemnly promise you a title and starting month!!!!!!!!!!
Coming to a laptop screen near you in the very near future! Although I’ve been writing my tail off for camp nanowrimo, I’ve been playing with the concept and I plan on creating an online magazine for teen girls and women in their young 20’s. It will include all kinds of articles, including articles about sex and love, a journal of sorts, articles about addiction and parties and relationships and music and movies and all kinds of good stuff. If you want more information, just message me or tag a post with mysticwriting :)
So encouraged by the fact that I’m nearing the 10k mark so soon. I’m at 8k 24 hours in and I plan on getting 9,000 ish words tonight. That means I’ll hit the big 10k tomorrow and hopefully 15k as well! I’m almost done with my baby Finn, too, finally. This is the first time I’m literally in love with my main character. What do I do when bad things need to happen to him? :C
My followers are going to see a lot of posts on my blog referring to “nano” or “camp nano” or simply “camp,” and I feel like I owe you an explanation and a little background on it.
Unless you’ve been living under an artistic rock, you know that NaNoWriMo is a yearly challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. It runs every November, but this year I am participating in its summer counterpart- Camp NaNoWriMo. Same challenge, different time.
It runs from August 1-August 31, but this year I decided to join a bit late. Yesterday, to be exact. So I sat in front of my computer with 27 days to write 50,000 words, and figured out exactly what I’m doing.
The first portion will be the first part of the actual novel. It’s a zombie survival guide written by one of the professors in my novel, and it will come before the actual plot and story do to set up the reader. I expect this to be 8,000-10,000 words when it’s finished, at least the first draft.
The second portion will be rp-application style biographies on each of my main characters. I’m on my main character, Finn’s, right now, and it’s already over 5,000 words. And I haven’t gotten to the invasion yet.
The third portion will be the story portion of my novel, which will come after the brief survival guide-prologue thing.
And on August 31 as the clock is near midnight, I will cross that 50,000 word mark for the first time in my personal Nano history.
For your reference, any posts relating to this event will be tagged as ‘nanowrimo’ in the very least.
August 5, 2012 : I decided last night at the very last second to participate in Camp Nano 2012. I’m about 5,000 words in and my novel is going to include the character “files” which are like long biographies, the survival guide, and the novel itself.