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5 Benefits of NaNoWriMo

5 Benefits of NaNoWriMo

As fall approaches, chances are that most of us authors are thinking about NaNoWriMo or have at least seen other authors talking about their plans for November. Maybe you’re a veteran author who’s done NaNoWriMo before, maybe you’re a veteran author who’s never been sold on it working for you, or maybe you’re new to the community and you’re wondering what on earth “NaNoWriMo” even means. Wherever you stand, here are five benefits I’ve found of participating in NaNoWriMo.

First of all, a quick explanation of NaNoWriMo for anyone who’s new to the term: NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It refers to an event that spans the month of November, in which authors are challenged to write 50,000 words in a month. This is the average length of a novel, and the idea is that the month results in a completed first draft of a novel you haven’t started yet. That’s not always the case, since some novels are longer, or some authors (myself included) choose to work on an already-started draft, but that’s the basic idea.

Now, on to the benefits. Continue reading “5 Benefits of NaNoWriMo”

Do I Have That Book? Challenge

Do I Have That Book? Challenge

Jenna Terese did this tag last month and left it open, so I’m going to snag it. Thanks, Jenna! I’m not sure who originally created it, but it was a YouTube tag to begin with.

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The Rules:

1. Time yourself trying to find each prompt on your shelf
2. Try and beat the time of the person who challenged you.

3. Don’t forget to tag your challenger and the original creator.
4. Have fun!

The Questions:

1. Do you have a book with tattered edges?

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Deep Worldbuild Project Part 3: Wildlife

Deep Worldbuild Project Part 3: Wildlife

Deep Worldbuild Project:

Part 1: Map Outlines

Part 2: Landscape and How it Affects Culture

Part 4: Technology and Magic

Part 5: Religion

Part 6: History

Part 7: Culture

For a newer and more practical post on this topic, click here.

Welcome to part three of the Deep Worldbuild Project. Part one was on map outlines and part two was on terrain and how it affects the culture. Today we’ll be talking about the wildlife. That includes both the animals and the vegetation. Continue reading “Deep Worldbuild Project Part 3: Wildlife”