No Plot? No Problem!: Five Secret Steps to Story Building
September is officially the start of NaNo Prep! To celebrate, we’re excerpting what some might call the NaNoWriMo Bible: No Plot? No Problem! by founder Chris Baty. Today, he shares five ways to get your story roiling:
Once you have these steps down, you’ll be churning out books faster than Krispy Kreme churns out hot doughnuts.
Construct the Cannon. You might have already answered the question “What does your main character want more than anything else?” This question is so important that you’ll be answering it for all of your characters, including your villain. This will give you enough subplots for a trilogy!
Got the Writing Blues? A 4-Step Guide to the Cure
NaNoWriMo season is nearly upon us! Participant Irina Michael shares how a change in writing genre or project might just be the ticket for a successful, flu- and writer’s block-free season:
Like falling sick with a cold, falling out of sync with what you’re writing can exhaust you. Maybe you’ve been writing novels and the only coherent parts are at the beginning. Your short story—though it’s short—actually doesn’t have conflict. The screenplay you’ve been working on is written with sparse dialogue. Still, you battle on until there comes that one blank page that leads to blank staring, and a blank head with no-idea-at-all-in-any-way of what it’s going to produce.
There is still hope! Like taking cold medicine, you can open a new Word Document and take a hearty dose of something new. (This is also when you grab some chocolate as your award for having courage.) Here are some tips for fighting the writing blahs by tackling a whole new genre or type of writing project:
I just had to make a parallel set for these. xD
Next week: Nostalgia Critic vs Dante Basco. This will surely be amazing.
Being told I look cute
Not even joking that is 100% accurate
Hori-senpai with bangs down!
"When you’re in the position I’m in, you have two options: you can either shut yourself off from everybody, from the world, and not live a full life. Or you welcome everybody into your life and occasionally somebody will try to take advantage. And I’d much rather be that person who lets people in.” (Daniel Radcliffe photographed by Ernest Doroszuk)
when you don’t ship the fandom’s most popular ship and it’s fucking everywhere
Everyone likes to fuck with Deadpool…
Way to be a dick Gandalf….
Way to be a dick.
how the hell are some of u guys 13/14
when i was that age i was unironically watching shitty amvs on youtube and roleplaying on gaia
BACK IN MY DAY SMUT FICS WERE CALLED LEMONS
BOYXBOY DONT LIKE DONT READ
Great Fanart of Chat Noir from the original anime concept of the superheroine series “Miraculous Ladybug”.
Are you looking forward to NOSTALGIA CRITIC vs. DANTE BASCO?!