Over on my tumblr blog I just put up a post linking to resources I’m collating as NaNoWriMo helper posts – these come in two categories – the #NaNoPrep posts of October (which I’m still discovering); and the current #NaNoPeptalk posts being published.
I am taking any of these as I find them and reblogging or linking to them every day over November. To save you the time, here are the direct links to the tag searches, which will give you an index page of all these posts. You may find them useful for times when you get stuck.
#nanoprep (previous posts from October)
#nanopeptalk (current and growing index of posts to help through November)
Storybundle has 25 writing craft books available for $30 in honour of NaNo this year. These come in downloadable ebook formats, in two tiers. Pay the full or more price, and you get all 25. If you're like me and already have the second tier – available last year – just pay a little less to get the 2015 tier of books.
Get them here – https://storybundle.com/nano
It’s Friday morning my time – eta on NaNo: 40 hours away. With this looming month of torturous writing upon me, I have come to the slow understanding that my initial plans for writing during the challenge were scarpered a few weeks ago.
So, to achieve success, I’m rejigging those plans and objectives for the marathon. Because we own this, so we are at liberty to plan our own successes (possibly by cheating).
Continue reading “The Looming (of NaNo) – Jigging the Plans for Success”
The NaNoWriMo website is now live for 2015.
As usual, I am half-passioned for NaNo this year. NaNo works for me, but for a lot of writers who join up, simply doesn’t. Maybe this year I won’t be successful in typing out 50K of words, but I’ll take the preparation work I’m doing currently and any words I do manage in the month as my elixir reward for my own mini-hero’s journey any day.
Good luck to you also, if you are participating this year.
For more prep talk – I’m collating all the best I am personally finding across the web, via the #nanoprep tag at Everything for Writers.
As a sticky, I have reposted my 2012 NaNoWriMo prep post (below). Most of the resource links remain relevant three years later, and the checklist is a good one.
Continue reading “NaNoPrep (with PDF checklist)”
NaNo is coming.
When I was younger, it used to be Christmas we counted down to. Now, with a seasonal change towards Spring here down under, I hear the pounding feet (or is it heartbeat?) signalling the coming NaNo. No, pounding feet. Rhino feet.
Continue reading “It’s that time of year again”
Lifehacker.com has recently published the Lifehacker University Fall 2015 Programme, which in essence is a roundup list of links to free university and MOOC online courses available at this time.
Of interest, I chose several which pique my own writer within (although some of the computer programming ones are also of interest). My choice for some interesting online courses (quoted from Lifehacker University) for fiction writers after the cut.
But if you want others, read the Lifehacker post. And at the bottom the post lists many other resources for MOOC courses you can find.
Continue reading “Free Autumn/Spring MOOC Courses of Interest to Writers”
Rather than update the NaNoWriMo sticky post with my current (messy) thoughts, I thought I’d share a visual look at my WIP, being written through NaNoWriMo with Scrivener for Windows and Aeon Timeline for Windows.
Continue reading “NaNo Writing through Scrivener and Aeon Timeline”