WEEK 1: TOOLS & HACKS - GETTING ORGANIZED

Week 1 Presentation Slides

*The Pantser/Planner Question

1 Idea/Research System

2 Draft Management System

3 Time & Project Management Systems

4 Resiliency System

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CLASS PRESENTATION

Hopefully, you have at least some of your systems set up. You don't want to waste any time in November working with an underperforming or unreliable device, learning new software, looking for missing files, or running out to get supplies! If you need some advice, check out NaNo Prep Week One for more info.

WEEK 2: TESTING YOUR PREMISE

1 Why This Book?

2 Concept vs. Premise vs. Storyline

3 Where Does It Fit?

4 What Fresh Take/Spin Does It Have?

Tools: Loglines, Elevator Pitches, & Back Cover Blurbs

CLASS PRESENTATION

WEEK 3: CHARACTER & SETTING SKETCHES

       

SETTING

WEEKS 4-5: OUTLINING METHODS, PARTS 1 & 2 FINDING YOUR PLOTTING PERSONALITY

CLASS PRESENTATION

Episode 025 | Outlining Systems

SCENES

MORE EVOLUTIONARY METHODS

MORE PRESCRIPTIVE METHODS

 

EXTRAS

RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON STORY STRUCTURE/PLOTTING

                 

WORKBOOKS

  

6 TASKS YOU’LL LOVE YOURSELF FOR CHECKING OFF YOUR NANO PRE-WRITING LIST BY K.M. WEILAND

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Revision Tools