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#1  BookCat 09-07-2014, 03:38 PM
I couldn't participate in Nanowrimo last year because I moved house mid November and life was exhausting chaos, but I'm hoping to do it this year. Have already begun thinking about plot ideas and what to write. I'm also gathering together notebooks to keep in my handbag and beside my bed (during Nano all my best plot ideas come during the dropping off to sleep phase).

I know I'm being a bit previous and wonder if I'm the only one. Does anyone have suggestions for prompt sites? <--- My Survival Kit!
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#2  crich70 09-07-2014, 05:43 PM
Quote BookCat
I couldn't participate in Nanowrimo last year because I moved house mid November and life was exhausting chaos, but I'm hoping to do it this year. Have already begun thinking about plot ideas and what to write. I'm also gathering together notebooks to keep in my handbag and beside my bed (during Nano all my best plot ideas come during the dropping off to sleep phase).

I know I'm being a bit previous and wonder if I'm the only one. Does anyone have suggestions for prompt sites? <--- My Survival Kit!
I'm going to start working out some ideas soon. You might find the following of use: How to be a NaNoWriMo Winner I'm going to be using the structure I picked up from Andrew Heath in working out my plot in more detail as well. I posted about his 4 step outline. 4 step outline Hopefully it will keep me going a bit better this year. The book is also over at Smashwords.
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#3  Graham 09-09-2014, 04:27 AM
I have a novel all planned out - probably too much planning (over 30,000 words!) - so it would be ideal NaNoWriMo fodder... but I'll be at the busiest time for the project I'm managing in November, so sadly I'll have to give a miss.

Graham
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#4  crich70 09-09-2014, 09:49 AM
I had an idea spark last night. I'd heard a song on the radio last Sunday evening while on the way to services and then last night I was doing some poking round at Wikipedia and the two things just made a connection. The song even gave me an idea for a potential title. I can't wait to see where the idea takes me.
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#5  BookCat 09-14-2014, 03:09 PM
I try to avoid reading 'How to' books before Nano: they set up standards which prevent the free flow of the writing during November, encouraging the 'inner critic' to begin nagging. I have so many "How to Write" style books that I could begin a library.

Inspiration still hasn't struck me. I normally get my best ideas from a random word generator called 'MikkoMatrix' which I don't think is available anymore. Meanwhile I'm brushing up my typing speed and writing lots of short pieces for practise.
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#6  owly 09-15-2014, 07:12 AM
I'll probably give it a try again.
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#7  KimaPrince 09-15-2014, 11:44 AM
I'm actually looking forward to NaNo this year, I've known about it for 4 or so years, attempted a few times but didn't get anywhere really. This year I became much more serious about my writing and I hope to use NaNo as a challange to write some of the novels I'm already working on, or perhaps just start fresh with a new idea.
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#8  crich70 09-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Anyone else working on prep for NaNo?
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#9  KimaPrince 09-24-2014, 11:19 AM
I'm not really working much on prep for nano, but I do have a story idea. I'd like to kinda do a seat of the pants type writing for Nano. Take a base idea and run with it. Eventually my characters and ideas run away from me and write themselves. As long as I have an idea of the beginning, middle and end I should be good.
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#10  Dr. Drib 09-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Quote BookCat
I couldn't participate in Nanowrimo last year because I moved house mid November and life was exhausting chaos, but I'm hoping to do it this year. Have already begun thinking about plot ideas and what to write. I'm also gathering together notebooks to keep in my handbag and beside my bed (during Nano all my best plot ideas come during the dropping off to sleep phase).

I know I'm being a bit previous and wonder if I'm the only one. Does anyone have suggestions for prompt sites? <--- My Survival Kit!

Since you started this 2014 thread, I'd be happy to sticky this one and un-stick and close the 2012 thread.

Say the word.


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