Tools to Help You Plot Your NaNoWriMo Novel

By Jennifer Blanchard As you get ready for NaNoWriMo, your main focus should be on getting your plot as ready as it can be. As best-selling author, Larry Brooks, said in the comment he made on this post, “If you do enough quality story planning ahead of time, you can actually write something with a […]

Where to Find an Idea for Your NaNo Novel

By Jennifer Blanchard Before you can sit down on November 1 and write your first 1,667 words, you need an idea of what to write about. If you already have your story idea, great! Get moving on plotting your novel out. But if you need a little help coming up with an idea, try these […]

LAST CHANCE To Sign Up For How To Think Sideways

 By Jennifer Blanchard Starting tomorrow (and for the rest of October), I’ll be posting all the information you need to plan your NaNo novel. BUT–before I start all that NaNo craziness, I had to let you know that this is the FINAL WEEK to sign up for Holly Lisle’s How To Think Sideways career school for writers. […]

Get Ready for National Novel Writing Month

By Jennifer Blanchard Thirty-one days from tomorrow, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts. For those of you who haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, you can read more about it here. Simply put, NaNoWriMo is a crazy time when writers all over the world attempt the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Starting at 12 a.m. on […]

Start By Writing What You Know

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’re reading this blog, you likely have a problem with getting started writing. And something that probably leaves you stuck most often is not knowing what to write about. Here’s a somewhat obvious, but effective way to get started: Write what you know. Now I’m not advocating that you always write […]