Wednesday, October 25, 2006

NaNoWriMo Tools & Tips

For those of you participating in the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year, I’ve compiled a list of tools and tips to help you get started and keep you going along the way.

Nanowrimo Podcast 2006 – back by popular demand
Character Questionnaires - Get to Know Your Characters
Steve's Columns – lot’s of motivational stuff
Feaths Bookcase: Writers resources, random generators, progress bars – fun!
The Writer's Software Companion – just in case you get lonely
The Scriptorium - writer's toolbox – for the writer who has everything
Language Is A Virus – NaNoWriMo tools & toys – for the writer who has more than everything
How to "win" National Novel Writing Month in 5 (no, 6) easy steps – courtesy of Write Now Is Good
National Novel Finishing Month – what to do with your manuscript after November 30
NaNoFiMo Resources Page

What are you doing to prepare for NaNoWriMo 2006?

13 comments:

desert rat said...

Hey, another Toronto NaNo nut! Well, technically I'm in Peterborough, but close enough.

I've got a basic plot idea, a title and a few character ideas. Pretty thin start with only five days to go 'til zero hour, but I'm planning on figuring it out as I go along. Love that little animated typing dude, btw.

Rene said...

Uhhhh.......Prep?

redchurch said...

I created an outline, much more thorough than last year. But like last year, I'm running out of time and may not have time to fill out the outline as much as I'd like. I'm going to crunch it a little the next 7 days leading up to NaNo.

And I guess my reading of some cognitive science books on creativity has helped prepare me too...

Nienke said...

desert rat: Hey neighbour! What's your NaNo user name?
rene: Hey, even for Nano there are plotters and pantsers!
redchurch: I've been trying to follow your posts, but they make me dizzy!

Sayre said...

Love your animation! Work feels like that sometimes....

redchurch said...

Nienke,

I'm sorry. I thought that might happen. I flipped the switch into my Egghead Mode and I'm afraid I lost people. Well, now I know.

I'll try a different approach next time maybe!

desert rat said...

Thanks Nienke for dropping by my site; I've added you as a NaNo buddy too! Yeah, I've made the username thing a bit confusing; I'm fishcat over on NaNo, a sort of alter ego for desert rat as it were.

Nienke said...

redchurch: trust me, it could just be me. I get glossy-eyed because I have a short attention span. Gonna work against me during NaNo tho.
Yay DR/FC!!!

pepektheassassin said...

I'm taking deep breaths...well, hyperventilating anyway.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Love the resources! I linked your blog to mine. Today's entry is "Less than 36 hours..." Good luck with Nano!

Missy said...

awesome animation! where'd you get it?

Nienke Hinton said...

Just found the ani during one of my many surfs. LOL

Bridgid Gallagher said...

Thanks for the links!