NaNo for the New and the Insane
A NaNoWriMo Survival Guide
First, anyone who doesn't know about
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) needs to check out
This book was written specifically as a
guide filled with little hints about how to approach a NaNo
project -- but it can be helpful to people who are curious
about NaNo, and much of it will also n help writers in
Below you will find a table of contents.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO THE INSANITY
What is this Madness?
The First Step in a Crazy Journey
How to Go Crazy Once a Year
Why I Wrote This Book
The NaNo Question for Zette
An Interview with Chris Baty,
PREPARING FOR NANO
Pre-Writing Work and NaNo
Outlining for Fun
Phase Outlines and NaNo
Characters and Other Nuisances
The Time and the Place
The Last Steps to Getting Ready!
FORUMS, BLOGS AND WEBSITES
Forums are Good -- and Evil
Posting Fiction on Open Boards
Forward Motion and Other Writing Sites
GOALS AND KEEPING THEM
The Actual Writing
Four Steps for Working up Openings
Easy Daily Goals: Moving Ahead with the Story
Different Goal: Moving up the List
Almost Random Events
Keep Writing to The End
Why Do You Bother?
It's Not Your Fault If They Quit
Prolific Writers and NaNo
THE AFTER NANO BLUES
Writing for Publication -- and the Dread of Editing
"It's a dull word," she said.
Hints from a Small Time Publisher
The Question of Publication
JUST FOR FUN
The Angst of Hero Naming
Author versus Character
Few Books on Writing