Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Six – The Big Outline

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Six – The Big Outline Woo-Hoo, it’s Big Outline time! Alright, now we’re ready for the fun part, right?  Writing that in-depth Big Outline!  For some this is a wonderful moment (hooray!), for others it fills them with dread.  Don’t worry, those of you who are scared of this step; I’ll guide you through. First things first, gather everything you’ve done so far. Research, Voice Journals, Chain of Causality, Short Plot […]

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Five – Research

Prepping for NaNoWriMo: Step Five – Research   You’d think you’d be ready to write the in-depth summary after Four Steps, but there’s one more step: Research. When I say research (anyone else get a headache when they hear that word?), I’m not telling you to spend the next eight years researching every single topic you might encounter in your story. Nope. This is a different kind of research.  You no longer need to feel […]