Monday, October 31, 2016

Get Ready for NaNoWriMo with Jolene and Brian!

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow, and I could not be more exited. Writing every day, chatting with a supportive community of fellow writers, and laying the foundation for a new project is always a blast, and this NaNo will be no different. Jolene Haley and I are writing a story set in the world of our upcoming Orchard Pointe series, and I can't wait to dive into it.

But before Jolene and I became writing partners, Jolene was a guest on the See Brian Write podcast. I asked her to come on the show because she is such a positive force in the online writing community, and she has a wealth of info on great writing resources for those participating in any of the NaNoWriMo events. We had a discussion about getting prepped for Camp NaNo, and Jolene provided some awesome tips and links to resources that I wanted to share again on the eve of NaNo 2016.

So, you can listen to the episode of the SBW podcast right here:


And here are the show notes for that ep, complete with links to many of the resources we chatted about.

Interview
Jolene Haley


NaNoWriMo Freebie Resources from Pen & Muse
Plot worksheet - for figuring out your plot 

Word count - For tracking your writing goals & actuals

Getting to Know your Character worksheet - For really nailing down your characters http://penandmuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Character-Worksheet.pdf


Editing Worksheet - For when they are done.

Results for searching NaNoWriMo on Pen and Muse:


NaNoWriMo Sites


NOTE: I am getting the rest of the back episodes of the See Brian Write podcast moved over to Spreaker, and the new season will begin in early 2017. Stay tuned for more info!