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Character Details: Scars, #Preptober Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of Preptober! Let's talk about scars that can help distinguish your character. What kinds of scars or physical characteristics make your character unique? These could be recent wounds like skinned hands and knees from playing in the street or broken bones, or older wounds that linger – like a broken leg that never set properly and causes your character to limp. Maybe your Continue Reading...

Character Basics: #Preptober Day 1

Welcome to Preptober! It's day 1, so let's talk character basics. Here's a quick sketch of my main character, Ara Brown, who will appear in my #NaNoWriMo novel this year, The Reluctant Ninja. Name & AKAs: Ara Brown, aka The Littlest Ninja Age: 13 Gender: Female Height: 5'2" Weight: I actually hate describing my characters in terms of this number, so I will stick with a Continue Reading...

Let’s get preppy! #Preptober is coming

If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you already know what a big fan of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) I am. But what you may not know is that... I've never actually used the month of October for intensive preparation before I attempt to write my novels. As a reformed Pantser (and current Plotser), I usually end up writing up a very hastily scrawled outline on October Continue Reading...

Halfway through #NaNoWriMo, week 46

I haven't done a 365K Club update in a while, and it’s that time of the week again, so let's do this for the month of November thus far! Numbers, please… November 1, Day 306: 1,777 words November 2, Day 307: 765 words November 3, Day 308: 2,435 words November 4, Day 309: 888 words TOTAL, WEEK 44: 8,390 words November 5, Day 310: 1,176 words November 6, Day 311: 810 Continue Reading...

#NaNoPrep: 1 Week Left!

There's just ONE WEEK LEFT to plan this year's NaNoWriMo novel! Are you ready? If the answer is "HELL NO!" and you're freaking out at this point, here are three simple things you can do to prep for November 1. 3 – Make a list I recently bought a copy of the official NaNoWriMo writer's workbook, Ready, Set, Novel!, which recommends writing a "love list." This is, quite simply, a list of all Continue Reading...