Surviving Camp NaNo Part 1: Camp vs. NaNo

Camp NaNo is around the corner. Though it's not as strenuous as NaNoWriMo, it can still seem overwhelming to those who are thinking of undertaking the challenge. In this short series, we hope to debunk some of the confusion revolving around Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo (which takes place in November). We hope to help you … Continue reading Surviving Camp NaNo Part 1: Camp vs. NaNo

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Info-Dumping: How You Can Avoid It

Nothing slows down a story worse than paragraphs of description. It becomes even more problematic when an author chooses to open a novel with too much backstory. This ruins the hook and can often result in the loss of the reader. Here's the thing, as authors, we seem to have fallen into the trap of … Continue reading Info-Dumping: How You Can Avoid It

[PrepTober Pt.4] Surviving NaNo

We all go through them, those common enemies threatening to make us quit smack in the middle of November. For the final part of Preptober, find your NaNoWriMo survival kit. Tips that can help you during those times you just want to give up.

[Preptober Pt.3] Deciding on an Outlining Method

Congratulations, you've made it to week 3. We've got your story, mind-mapped, and now we're ready for outlining. A question you might have is: With all the methods out there, which is right for me? Well, look no further, in part 3 of Preptober, we break down three popular methods for outlining trusted by many authors in the industry. We welcome you to take a look!

[Preptober pt.2] Mindmapping v. Outlining v. Pansting

Here we are on part two of Preptober, the series. You have your story, you're ready to begin the next phase: plotting. Then you hit another brick wall. With all the methods out there, how can you decide? Do you mindmap first and then outline? Do you outline at all? If you do, what method feels right for you? You're not alone friend. Join us for part 2 of the preptober series where we look into and hopefully have the answers to your questions!

[Preptober Pt.1] Deciding What to Write

It's preptober and we all know what that means? NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! Need help trying to decide what to write? Maybe on how to plan? Mindmapping, outlining or just flying by the seat of your pants? Maybe you're looking for an outlining method or need help fleshing one out? In this series, Preptober, we hope to offer some answers to these puzzling questions. We hope you will join us!