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Ahhh fall is in the air! The sweet smell of hot chocolate mixed with crisp leaves swirls around some. Others its the smell of ink, paper and character blood littering your desk. Yep, it's that time of year again, NaNoWriMo is in just a short 23 days from now!

Personally it just doesn't feel like NaNoWriMo is coming unless I'm re-re-re-reading No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty for the 20th time all of October (Just the first half of course, don't want to tear rifts in the time-space continuum. Those who read the book will get this.) I also like to read Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly by Gail Carson Levine. Those two off and on during the month seem to get me ready to just cream my novel.

I know some people who frantically plan out every ounce of their novel this month and others who sit back, relax and get ready to just write as you go style it. What do you do to prepare for this month of literary abandonment and insanity?

In case you need something to read that doesn't involve buying (or checking out at the library) some new books, here's a few websites and articles that may help you get planning:

1) thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2… - "How I went from Writing 2,000 words a day to 10,000 words a day"

2) thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2… - "How to plot a novel in 5 steps"

3) www.advancedfictionwriting.com… - Snowflake Method writing

4) www.superheronation.com/ - Super Hero Nation (good for supers yes but loads of general writing awesome)

5) writeordie.com/#Web+App - Write Or Die is the best self-word war machine ever

These are just a few to help people get started. If you have any websites or articles you find really helpful let me know in the comments and I'll add them up here for everyone to utilize!

Also anyone wanting to write a pep talk just let me know. Pick a week and write up a draft of something and note it to the group for consideration.

Happy Month Before NaNoWriMo!

AJ
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spottedkit1999 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What's camp Nano? :\
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AJ333 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like NaNoWriMo in the summer time :)
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roborei Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
It's disappointing how dead the group is, I think it may be in order that you perhaps you may need to up the management, like ~iEatIdiots' has said, a master-list with all the deviant-YWP user names would be really useful. If the mods are still here maybe we should host a new contest to kickstart the group? How about creating a banner/icon for the group or something that will prod people's interest and raise awareness of the group? Hmm. Well it's generally up to you guys but I think this would help out a lot.
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I'm one of the mods, the other one(s) seem to be on tmblr more so yeah. I have been thinking of a contest just to get things going, maybe in July since Camp Nano is in June and August.

Working on some camp nano pep stuff :heart:
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roborei Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
At least you're alive ahaha, hopefully we'll get the group sorted ♥
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully~ Just submitted some sort of a blog. I'm trying to fix the folders... some of them are like bleah. They let you put 1 a day some won't let you submit... it's a mess D:
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iEatIdiots Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! Camp NaNo is coming up, and honestly, this group is a little dead. We need to keep it alive with comments and contests and stuff.

We need to keep track with the NaNoYWP forums, and see the current trends, and try to incorporate it into this group.

Also, what about a list for this group of NaNo usernames and dA usernames so we can keep track on who to watch?

AND... I have nothing else to say.
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh see what ends up happening is people watch each other just because they're on YWP too... which leads to tons of dead watchers who never come around and it get's sorta annoying. :shrug:

All members here SHOULD still be YWP members. I know technically I'm not, I'm too old to be YWP this fall :(

Also, working on some updates and a contest in the works for July probably :heart:
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iEatIdiots Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*snods* that's why I do, but I regularly talk to the people I follow.

Yeah, they should, but you should stay in this group. I saw you around on the YWP, helping especially in the RP forum. There should be a section dedicated to ex-YWP members and the current ones! If you want any help, I'll be glad to often.

And a contest? And updates. YAY!
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well on the site... there was a problem with a mod and I'd been there for 6-7 years or so and... she threatened to ban me from the site forever and I was so ticked off at that kind of treatment when I'd been there forever helping... And it was over the RP guide I wrote. It just... wasn't good. It was so bad I'm not actually legally allowed to say what was going on on the actual YWP site. So I've kinda gone to a "Well it's their loss, I was willing to help out =/" sorta attitude and I haven't come back since the end of November and now I'm too old :shrug:

I could organize a list of ex-members and veterans from the YWP to be a directory here for the newer or younger members to talk to and get help from :) I'm 18 and majority of my buddies were 10-14 year olds and they were a blast to encourage and work with. Especially the 10 year olds. So cute :giggle:

Contest is looking for sometime in July unless no one is doing camp nano in June... xD
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