Saturday, November 12

NaNoWriMo Resources

Although I'm not doing NaNo this year, I have written several posts on this blog about it. I am condensing them here on this, in case anyone wants hints from a semi-professional writer. 

We all get bored at points in our story; here is a list to liven up any genre: 
  • Include a strange weather phenomenon
  • Kill a charcter. It’s never too early to do that. 
  • Give your main character a pet
  • Have your villian go on a mustache-drawing spree
  • Blow up a planet. 
  • Have your characters cross a river or body of water
  • Find gold or precious jewels

An unusual word makes even the best readers pause and think-- here are some to add to your NaNo story. 

quixotic |kwikˈsätik|adjectiveexceedingly idealisticunrealistic and impractical: a vast and perhaps quixotic project.
insubordinate |ˌinsəˈbôrdn-it|adjectivedefiant of authority; disobedient to orders: an insubordinate attitude.

kapellmeister |kəˈpelˌmīstər|nounthe leader or conductor of an orchestra or choir. Historical, a leader of a chamber ensemble of an orchestra attached to a German court.
hiatus |hīˈātəs|nounpause or gap in a sequence, series, or process: there was a brief hiatus in the war with France.

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