NANOWRIMO Tracker 2020

Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month? Here’s an autumn-themed tracker to help you stay on top of your daily word count and make sure you back up your work. Use it in combination with my autumnal Survival Kit and Prep List and you’re all set!

NANOWRIMO Prep List 2020

National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner again. My original Prep List and Survival Kit from 2018 are still popular so I’ve put together an autumn version to help you get ready to start writing. Use it in combination with my autumnal Survival Kit from last week and you’re all set!

NANOWRIMO Survival Kit 2020

It’s almost that time of the year again: National Novel Writing Month, known to non-writers as November, where silly writers attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I haven’t participated in years, but there can never be too many goodies for those who do. I put together an autumn-themed Survival Kit checklist to help you…

12 ways to create a digital story bible

Much like the hard copy story bibles I’ve mentioned previously, digital versions have their flaws, too: your laptop might run out of battery when you need your notes the most, or your hard drive could crash and destroy all your hard work. Online resources will no longer be accessible unless you pay a small fortune for a…

NANOWRIMO Prep List

National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner! I’ve put together a short checklist to help you get ready to start writing. Use it in combination with my NANOWRIMO Survival Kit from last month and you’re all set!

4 ways to create a paper story bible

A while ago, I explained why you need a story bible. Today, I’m going to discuss your options for organising your notes in hard copy, such as notebooks or ring binders.

NANOWRIMO Survival Kit

It’s almost that time of the year again: National Novel Writing Month, known to non-writers as November, where we silly writers attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I’m not sure yet if I’ll be participating this November, but there can never be too many goodies for those who do. I put together a little…

Why you need a story bible

There are post-its all over your house, you’ve got roughly fifty notebooks with half of this scene in here and this profile in there, a dozen apps open on your computer, and various binders or stacks of loose papers with sketches and print-outs and hand-drawn maps on this shelf and that shelf. Yet, whenever you…

Why you should write at your own pace

When I can write, my daily average is around 2,500 words (though I can easily hit 8-10,000 if I’m on a roll). I can keep up that pace for a month or two, just long enough to get a full draft out of NANOWRIMO, but then I might not write again for a year.