You’ve decided on a genre, done a bit of worldbuilding, and drawn up your heroes and villains – now to survive the writing process! The idea of NaNo is to write quick and dirty, without letting your inner editor interfere, so you end up with a first draft. To manage this, you need to make a few lists, so grab a pen and paper and let’s go! Continue reading
Last week I talked about the protagonists of your story. This week it’s all about the antagonists, something that new writers tend to overlook. But for a book to have a hero, it needs a villain, and they need to be as deeply developed as the main character with their own wants and desires. Continue reading
I’ve talked about Genre and Worldbuilding, and now we’re onto the good stuff – characters. As this is such a big topic, I’m breaking it into two posts covering protagonists this part and antagonists next.
Protagonists are the “good” guys and who tell the story, 99% of the time. Continue reading
Wikipedia claims that worldbuilding “is the process of constructing an imaginary world, sometimes associated with a whole fictional universe.” While true at a basic level, this statement assumes that worldbuilding is only necessary for authors writing sci-fi and fantasy, and that is absolutely false. Continue reading
November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. It is, obviously, a month-long challenge to write 50,000 words* of a new story. If you’ve chosen to participate or want to but have no idea how to tackle the challenge, then stick around, because I’ve got some help for you! Continue reading