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Nano Training Camp: Week 1

We've got exactly 7 days to wrap up any lose ends, guys! Get in the mood. Queue up anything on Netflix or from your DVD collection you want to watch in November. I'm writing in the 1920s, so I'll be pulling from this list. Create your playlist. Whether you're doing old school vinyl, or just… Continue reading Nano Training Camp: Week 1

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Nano Training Camp: Week 2

Only two weeks to go. How do you feel? Are you pumped? Are you prepped? How's the outline look? Did you finish it last week? If not, now is your chance! What about that research? Any facts you need to check? Books you still need? Where's your list of sources? Writing goal: 1200 words on… Continue reading Nano Training Camp: Week 2

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Nano Training Camp: Week 3

We're getting close, now! This week, work on getting your outline on paper. Get at least the first three chapters down. Double check all of your writing tools and supplies. Did you miss anything at the start of training? Do you have your backup? Make sure you have a flash drive handy, dropbox is in… Continue reading Nano Training Camp: Week 3

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Nano Training Camp: Week 4

This week, we're going to work on player stats: Create a cheat sheet listing your themes, setting, important names, and one sentence bios for your main characters. Write up a one page summary of the story I you haven't already, start working on your research. compile a list of all your sources so you can… Continue reading Nano Training Camp: Week 4

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Nano Training Camp 2016: Week 5

Your mission this week is to take stock: Decide what method you'll be using. Typewriter? Computer? Long hand? Is everything in working order? Does your carriage need oiled? Laptop need updates? Have you downloaded Scrivener, or your chosen word processor? Do you have all of your supplies? Paper, typewriter ribbons, fountain pen ink? What still… Continue reading Nano Training Camp 2016: Week 5

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Nano Training Camp 2016

I'm getting a little bit of a late start this year. Normally, I plan for about 8 weeks of training, but this year we only get 6. Doable? Definitely! This week is our foundation week: Clear the decks. Wrap up any existing projects, be they of the literary variety or otherwise. Start thinking about what… Continue reading Nano Training Camp 2016