A miscelleny of blog posts and advice on preparing for NaNoWriMo

Throughout October a common theme runs through many of my favourite blogs – preparing for NaNoWriMo. I thought it might be a good idea to gather some of my favourite posts from the past few weeks into one easy-to-find resource. But these posts are not just pertinent for those planning to participate in NaNoWriMo. They are packed full of extremely useful information for anyone planning to write, or in the process of writing, a novel, and that includes me!

Start by finding your idea here on Alexandra Sokoloff’s site, Screenwriting Tricks:

Then move into plotting here.

But before you go any further Alexandra wants you to ask yourself ‘what’s your story about?

Next she introduces us to one of my favourite plotting tools, index card.

Now it’s time for the Big Picture!

Victoria Mixon offers some Very Useful Tips here with her post on 5 ways to make your novel unforgettable.

Victoria also had a guest post on Jami Gold’s blog where she wrote about handling the climax of your story.

Then toddle over to Writer Unboxed where you will find Martha Alderson sharing her tips on plotting and planning for NaNoWriMo here.

Finally (for now anyway) check out the latest newsletter here from The Bookshelf Muse.

Do keep an eye on all of these wonderful sites and blogs as there is a wealth of resources available in their archives, and undoubtedly much more to come!

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