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Tips for NaNoWriMo

Hey guys,

So today I want to talk about the craziness that NaNoWriMo creates. Recently I’ve found myself constantly day dreaming about my idea for my National Novel Writing Month story and the crazy adventure that is about to occur in 7 days. But then, while dreaming I had a thought. I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo for two years now and this will be my third attempt, And as I’ve been writing I’ve figured out what to do, and (unfortunately) learned what not to do. I thought I’d share some with you.

Write Write Write

Nanowrimo is a time to get words paper or screen or whatever you do to write. It is NOT a time to sit around starting to outline. It is not the time to be browsing Instagram daily. It is not the time to sit around editing the work you’ve written the day before (That’s after you write the novel) Trust me I’ve tried every trick in the book and nothing has worked so if you want to get something done the sad and unfortunate way is that THERE IS NOT SHORTCUT!  Instead of complaining just write it!

 Music

One way that I get words on the page is to set up a writing playlist. Personally I use Spotify (Which I love!) and browse through all of the Movie scores. (Background music with no words to it) The reason I do this is because it get’s me in the writing zone faster as well as help’s me set the mood and tone for the scene I will be writing that day. If you’re looking for some suggestions I personally love to listen to the X-Men music as well as Star Wars, Star Trek, and countless other music. If you haven’t tried already I would highly recommend you try to write to music with no words the next time you write.

Support

In order to accomplish anything you need to be able to have someone that is excited for you and will always be their to cheer you on. Thankfully, I have a ton of support from Aunts and Uncles all the way to my Brothers and my parents. Now I know some of you readers out there will be like “Well Jared, I don’t have parent’s who support me or my family isn’t crazy supportive. Never fear, If you feel you have no support YOU ARE WRONG! I support all that you do and write and I know that you can do this!

Outline.

All writers outline whether they realize it or not. An outline can be an idea or can be a crazy 7 paged outline full of wants in a scene as well as sub-plot and other miscellaneous notes.(Me) I highly recommend outlining because it makes me not veer off track or loose my motivation.

Okay, that was a few of my tips and tricks! For more content like this go to dabook.club for more! Also, Make sure to hit the subscribe button if you like this and want to see more NaNo Posts. Plus I’ve been thinking about doing daily updates through instagram, If you like the idea and want to see it happen comment below to let me know!

Thanks everyone!

-Jared

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Writing Goals March-April

Hey Guys!

Today I’m gonna set some goals for my reading, writing, and well everything in the book industry!

Well Let’s just get right into it!

  • -Well I was kinda thinking, WAIT NEVER MIND THIS CAN WAIT. SAY HELLO TO SOMEONE WHO’S DOING APRIL NANOWRIMO! I finally convinced some friends and were about to embark on this wonderful journey!
  • -Also with writing 50K for Nanowrimo, this is kinda gonna be the only goal I’ll set for myself besides reading one ARC copy being sent in the mail.
  • For March well I want to review Elsewhere part Uno! (Like that? Little culture in the’s post’s now!) Well basically what happened is I finished Part Two of a whole other POV. And I’ve totally forgotten a bunch of details and other junk. So that’s what I’m going to read the rest of March to refresh.

– Also I want a solid outline for Nano, Sorry Jared, no crazy mess the night before, It didn’t really work out. I’ve already started on an outline, It’s pretty big, like I have a list of events I want to happen but now I gotta piece them together.

  • Let’s think…  I’d like to read at least one more book before Nanowrimo. I am in the huge slump and trying to fight the slump and read as much of The Alloy of Law, but hey hopefully this will break the slump!
  • Request a book, IDK I need another book in my life!

Well that’s basically it, short and sweet! And a ton of writing to do! Anyway’s thank’s for listening to me ramble on about my goals!

-Jared

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NaNoWriMo 2015 UPDATE!

Hey Guys! It is now the end Nanowrimo, in short (National Novel Writing Month), and I’d like to thank you with your patience this month. My Story, finally titled Elsewhere is now at 25K words! and I did not manage to complete Nano, but hey, I got a 25K story written in a month! How crazy is that! I would like to finally giveaway the cover for my Novel that I had done as a sort of gift for myself for doing this! So Here it is!

Elsewhere By: Jared Brown!

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In the near future after a boat load of revision, and after I get this beast done with! I will start sharing chapters of my novel to you guys!

But for now I guess you guys will have to do with a little snippet.

This Scene is when one of my main character’s (Eva.) Is battling an Alect (One of the King’s guard’s) and fighting her way out of a city to get to Elsewhere

 

A Little Snippet..

When I see the Alect, I run.
Pulling two of my knives I toss one in each of my hands, ready to throw.
I run forward to one of the Alect, a girl about my same height and perhaps even my same age. I don’t care that she’s my age nor my same height, all I think is that she works for them and deserves to be stopped.
I throw one of the knives in my belt, aiming for her stomach, as she pulls out her sword and hits it like her sword was a baseball bat. I pull another knife from my belt, and run forward, ducking as The Alect Girl swings with her sword, barely missing my head. I started to panic, would I make it? Would I win this fight? Would we make it to Elsewhere?
I have to make it away.
I lunge grabbing the Alect girl’s sword by the hilt and pull it out of her hands.
I toss it to the ground and attack, holding my knife stabbing her into her stomach.

 

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Thank’s for reading this post, I’m Jared and I’ll see you next time.

 

 

NanoWriMo 2015

Hey Guys!

Sorry I haven’t been posting a ton I literally cleared my blogging schedule so that I could do NanoWriMo 2015.

If you are not aware Nanowrimo, also called National Novel Writing Month is a time when all authors and aspiring authors go on a crazy quest to write a 50K word novel during the month of November. I have literally been so stressed to do this but it’s now day 5 and my word count total for today is 5382 words written. Since the end of October I have been outlining like crazy and trying to write like heck! So, just to tell you that I’m not abandoning this blog, because I have the best Subscribers, a guy could ask for! So just to have a heads up you probably won’t be hearing a ton from me this month.

If your interested In my story I’m working on, I planning to call it “Elsewhere.”

It will basically be the founding of America all over again but the genre will be fantasy! I’ll try to give you more info in the near future when this crazy month is over, and I actually have things set in stone.

Thank you for reading this post Just a reminder to keep reading… and have fun.

If you want to tell me what your topic for NanoWriMo this year just feel free to leave a comment on this post; And if you’re not planning to be participating definitly Continue reading NanoWriMo 2015