Friday, November 4, 2016

NaNoWriMo - helpful websites

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November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNowriMo) where writers from all around the world have one month to write 50,000 words. Below are helpful resources to help writers prepare and gear up for the challenge. Good luck and most importantly have fun!
This site offers 24/7 writing help on plot, character, and world building and is helpful for readers, writers, poets, and more.
Many times writers have an idea, but don’t know exactly how they want their story to go. This website has different worksheets that can help a writer organize, and plan out their story. Subscribing via email will send updates of new blog posts and when new worksheets are added.
Find PDF Worksheets on:
  • Starting Writing, Genre Help, Plotting Help, Writing Help, Character help, World Building Help, and more.
  • Includes a  “Preparing for Nanowrimo or camp Nanowrimo” section that includes tips, and pdf worksheets to help you during and after NanoWriMO .
  • Take a look at this point-of-view worksheet to determine a point of view for a story.   They have decision making, rites and rituals, narrator etc.
Join a “coterie culture”  
What is a coterie?
According to Eva Deverell, “Coteries were formed for authors to privately circulate manuscripts among friends and acquaintances, for the purposes of discussion, feedback, or entertainment, without actually publishing. Sometimes the material could not be published because it was too dangerously seditious, sometimes circulation among the coterie was a prelude to publication, and at other times the writer created work simply for fun, without the express intention of wider distribution.

2) NaNoWriMo Boot Camp: The Writersaurus    
The Writersaurus helps writers prepare for the month-long challenge of NaNoWriMo. This website  is filled with  workshops, blog posts, and prompts. Writersaurus also provides weekly writing prompts on its pinterest page,  and a catalog of prompts and ideas.

Enthusiast, blogger, and fiction writer Bridgid Gallagher, helps writers and provides different tools. Email subscribers  receive access to her library of resources.  As an added bonus, Bridgid offers a free sixteen page novel called Writer’s Story Workbook. This website not only provides   a blog ideas to help improve your craft, books, magic interviews with authors, and resources for writers and authors, but it provides free courses on how to get strategic about your online presence.  

4.) Have a twitter? Follow:
@NanoWordSprints for word sprints.
@NaNoPals helps writers connect for help on publishing and ideas.
@NaNoWriMo is affiliated with  Camp NaNoWriMo, allowing you to track your progress, get the support you need, and complete a writing project in a month.  #nanocoach
**Meet and greet with each other by hashtagging  #NaNoPals**

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