So is anyone planning on giving National Novel Writing Month a go this year? For the (I am assuming few) people who are not aware NaNoWriMo is a competition that you win by writing 50,000 words of a novel in one month (November). There is no other criteria other than you manage to get the words in. Nobody is going to judge whether its good enough or anything. Can be on anything, including fanfiction so long as you write it within that month. I think to manage it you need to average 1,666...
I'm hoping to do a few things with this thread: Guide Writers - Compile a guide for writers. This is going to become my central repository for writing advice so I can just quote myself every time I have to explain something on WBA for the umpteenth time. Feel free to contribute to this. Eventually, I will be making a Google Doc with what I consider the "best" or most polished advice and group them according to subtopics. Resource Repository - Collate the useful writing resources and tidbits...
I have never written anything that would be considered substantial before. The longest piece of writing I've ever written was 8000w. I have attempted longer pieces but I find it always falls apart. I do not know how to plan a piece of writing. I can write shorts, I'm fairly good at shorts but anything long flops like Jigokuno. So, I'm calling S.O.S. How do you plan longer pieces of fiction writing?
I knew I'd just end up with the peanut gallery if I posted the title as just that one word, but I can't think of anything else to really nail what I'm feeling these days. The bottom line: I'm sick of writing male leads. I can relate to a degree, I can fake more, but at the end of the day, some deep-seated part of me just wants to work on a primary character I can fully explore, without needing to ask my roommate for input. No pun intended. I don't want to sound like I'm trying to justify a...