Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Three – The Plot Outline

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Three – The Plot Outline The Plot Outline – Losing the Confusion Once you’ve got your summary, it’s time to create your plot outline. There are a myriad of ways to do this. Don’t believe me? Just Google “how to outline a novel” and see how many things come up!  Writing a plot outline doesn’t have to be difficult or confusing, however. The essential thing is to find what works for […]

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Two – The Short Summary

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Two – The Short Summary The Scary Short Summary Once you have your idea, the next step to success is The Short Summary.  This is your short outline, your basic overview of the beginning, middle, and end of your story.  For some of us this is the scariest part of the process! As you write your book’s short summary, do it quickly.  Don’t spend a long time stressing over it, but […]

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step One – The Idea

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step One – The Idea It’s NaNoWriMo Time Again! One of the greatest months of the year writers can be November.  We get excited – giddy even – and start loudly proclaiming that it’s NaNoWriMo time, like it’s Christmas all month long.  Why?  Because we can set everything aside and fully concentrate on writing, hammering out that first draft at the speed of lightning.  Others give us looks like we are crazy, […]