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    NaNoWriMo

    http://www.nanowrimo.org/ - National Novel Writing Month

    I only heard of this this year and am gearing up to write my novel...

    Anyone else doing it? Or anyone done it before and have advice etc????

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    I so don't have enoug discipline for this. As always, I'll try again this year. My sister is actually pretty good at this. She always finishes her novel.

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    I'm going to try for the first time, too. I don't know WHEN I think I'm going to have time for it, but I want to try!

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    I think I'll attempt it again too. I think the key is to map out a plot ahead of time.

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    i have signed up literally 3 times and always punked out. i am not sure if i am willing to put myself through that shame again...

    but i want to hear about how it goes for the craftistas who do! maybe if we had a support group here i could make it through.

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    I think I'm being a bit naive about this - I hadn't really thought about making time, I was just like, yeah I'll write when I get up and before I go to sleep and that'll work...

    I wrote the bulk of my MSc dissertation (10,000 words) in four days, but then I'd been researching for months...

    Think you really have to have lots worked out in advance - I never seem to have plots, more kind of themes and vague ideas. I'm going to make up some wall plans and get flow charts and things going....

    defos let's have a support group here - that would be awesome.

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    Count me in for the Getcrafty NaNoWriMo support group.

    Someone who's had more sleep than me should come up with a better name, though.

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    I'm not going to school so, why not? And we can come to this thread for support, like Weight Watchers but with literature.

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    yay!

    like Weight Watchers but with literature.
    - it so will be - comparing our word counts and supporting each other through good weeks and falling off the wagon weeks.

    eee, it's going to be fun!

    AND, I worked out my two main characters last night (kind of) hooray. (although I know I'll change that all before it actually starts...)

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    sweet!

    these links were up on last years forums somewhere about how to set things up beforehand-- very helpful:

    http://hollylisle.com/fm/Workshops/n..._plotting.html

    http://hollylisle.com/fm/Articles/wc2-2.html

    http://hollylisle.com/fm/Workshops/c...-workshop.html

    she has other helpful practical plotting etc. tidbits on there too...


 
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