Are you one of those crazy people who attempts National Novel Writing Month each year? Or are you thinking about trying it for the first time this year? Well, this is the place for you!
In November we post helpful tips and suggestions, as well as provide a place for you to get support and encouragement from other WriMos on Tumblr. We want to help make sure that your writing month goes as smoothly as possible!
The rest of the year we will do our best to inspire you with quotes and activities to keep you writing! We will also be featuring Camp NaNo in the summer and another month-long challege called ScriptFrenzy in the spring. As well as teaching you some prep tips in the fall for the next NaNoWriMo.
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The month is winding down and you might be getting stuck with your story. It happens, don’t panic. Let’s give you a little device that will jump start your story. Ask yourself “What if?”
At certain times in its history, Marvel Comics has published a series with this very concept. They took important points in the continuity and asked “Well, what if something different happened?”
This title included such strange stories as “What if Wolverine were Lord of the Vampires?” and “What if the Avengers had never formed?”
You don’t want to go to such lengths with your story at this point, but you can still look at where things are going and say “What if?”
For example: “What if your love interest got hit by a car?” or “What if someone was kidnapped?” maybe “What if I added or removed a character?”
These aren’t set in stone. They are just designed to get you thinking about your story from a different perspective. Try thinking of some of these “What ifs?” and it might jump start your story.
Best of luck,
So I’m writing a short story about a vampire hunter, and I started it, and realized I’d done something wrong. So in the hopefully near future, I will be writing an article about how to start your story and how not to start your story.
I set up my cabin preferences a week ago. Why don’t I have a cabin yet?
It isn’t easy, but sometimes you need to say good bye to a project. I know you love your projecrt, but there may be a time when you realize you aren’t happy with it or else you want to devote some time to other things in your life.
That is where I am at right now. I need to set aside my 57 pages of script in order to take care of some things in my life. You might need to make that decision too, and that is OK as long ad you are able to appreciate the journey you took to get where you are. It may be a hard decision, but you have to do what you have to do for yourselr.
With that said, if you are still working, don’t give up. I know that if you persevere you can reach that 100 page goal.
Best of everything, Billy
PS. Don’t forget to send us any questions that you might have.
I though I was doing pretty well with staying on track for Script Frenzy. Just do 3 pages a day, right? Well, just remember that in order to reach 100 pages in 30 days you have to do 3-1/3 pages each day.
So at the end of day 9, you need to be at 30 pages instead of 27. It isn’t a lot, but it will add up quickly.
Keep this in mind as you go.
Best of everything, Billy
Megan Rose Gedris
Writing Gay Characters
Megan Rose Gedris, who goes by Rosalarian on Tumblr, is an artist and writer who specializes in comics with LGBT themes. I’ve found her advice to be a great resource in my own writing, so I wanted to share the article with you as well:
Writing Gay Characters
This article talks about the importance of writing non-straight characters, as well as some cliché or overdone storylines to avoid and also common stereotypes or “tropes” that you may be perpetuating without even consciously realizing it!
It is definitely a good read whether you have thought about writing gay characters or not. She shares some very insightful and helpful information in a very approachable and entertaining way.
If you are interested in her work you can find out more about it Here!
Also after reading this article you should definitely check out Prompt #5 and see what you can come up with!
resources for writers
But we are still here if you have general writing questions or need advice about anything! If you come across something you need help with or are curious about, Please send us an Ask message. :)