NaNoWriMo Inspirations will help you through your 30-day novel-writing adventure. David Farland, best-selling author and acclaimed writing instructor, packs years of experience and wisdom into each short, daily tip.
Need a quick refresher on elements of a good plot? On day 3 you’ll read about plotting a story, including The Inciting Incident, The First Try/Fail Cycle, The Second Try/Fail Cycle, The Climax, and The Denouement. Characters feeling a little stale? Days 9 and 10 will show you what you REALLY need to know about creating characters.
You’ll need more than just writing advice to get through the November frenzy.
Near the middle of your month-long journey to write a book, Day 17’s chapter is on Dealing With Mental Exhaustion. Day 21 is all about defining yourself as a writer.
Grab a copy of NaNoWriMo Inspirations, and start your daily writing practice off with a quick tip from David Farland.
“Aside from being a talented writer, David Farland is an excellent writing teacher. Hearing him teach live and reading his written advice has helped me focus many of my own thoughts about the writing process.
Those who would like to learn more about the craft of writing would be wise to pay attention.”
– Brandon Mull, author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series.
Chapters in the book:
Day 1: Be Your Own Inspiration
Day 2: Staying Motivated
Day 3: Plotting a Story
Day 4: Thinking About Your Setting
Day 5: Brainstorming vs. Plotting
Day 6: Five Strategies for Getting Started
Day 7: Work Toward Your Inciting Incident
Day 8: It’s Complicated
Day 9: Creating Characters, What You Really Need, Part 1
Day 10: Creating Characters, What You Really Need, Part 2
Day 11: Finding Your Character’s Voice
Day 12: When Does a Scene End?
Day 13: Taking it Up a Notch
Day 14: Finding the Theme in Your Novel
Day 15: Problem Middles
Day 16: Sagging Middles
Day 17: Dealing with Mental Exhaustion
Day 18: Recognizing Your Own Talent
Day 19: God is in the Details
Day 20: The Devil is in the Details
Day 21: Defining Yourself as a Writer
Day 22: What is Your Story About?
Day 23: Payoff
Day 24: Luck Versus Persistence
Day 25: Creating Powerful Scenes
Day 26: Deep Transport
Day 27: Less is More
Day 28: Ending Your Story Well
Day 29: Payoff
Day 30: Read it and Weep!
Day 31: Giving Up
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