Who of you are doing NaNoWriMo this year?
Who of you have done it before and created characters and a story you love BUT when you went back to revise the manuscript in December or January you realized what you had was a 50K word HOT MESS?
NaNoWriMo can be a blast and a great exercise. But it can also be the first draft of your next publishable novel IF, in my opinion, you preplot your book so when November 1, 2013 rolls around you know what your book is about, where it is going, who your characters are, etc.
So how do you preplot with only a couple of weeks to go? How do you create that roadmap and those characters that are as real to you as you write as if they are sitting in the room with you, pushing your keyboard keys to make you tell their story?
My best piece of advice, get to know THE PLOT WHISPERER and use The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories
Seriously, look inside this book, read the reviews, and see how much it can help you! This book is NOT theory...it is a fill in the blank, step-by-step path to your NaNoWriMo manuscript.
Also, WATCH Martha for free on YouTube - Learn the 27 Steps to plot a story from the beginning to the end at How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay? http://www.youtube.com/user/marthaalderson
Good luck! And I can't wait to read your REVISED NaNoWriMo book later in 2014!
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