What is that I see upon the future? OH IT’S JUST NANOWRIMO.
Cue cheers! It’s nearly November which, most of we writers know, is National Novel Writing Month! And if you don’t know, here I shall explain: it’s basically a challenge to write 50,000 words in one month. You sign up to NaNoWriMo.org and get some writing buddies and log your word count and BOOYAH. You rest in the knowledge that there are thousands of people all over the world crying over their manuscripts too. #GoodTimes
And what could be better than talking about your upcoming project?! (Well, cake probably. Cake is always better.) I can’t WAIT to hear what you’re working on. Let’s get ready to create some worlds and
kill some characters be nice to our characters!
Just like every year, we’re giving our monthly link up “Beautiful People” a small rest so we can focus on “Beautiful Books”. (You can see last year’s Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 linkups.) Sky and I host Beautiful Books so we can focus on our NaNoWriMo projects. The format is the same as Beautiful People. We’ll post 10 questions to answer about your WiP — aka your beautiful book. Answer the questions in a blog post of your own and then come back here to link up! Don’t forget to grab the blog button and link to this post.
NOTE: You can do it for ANY novel! You do not need to be doing NaNo to join in.
DON’T FORGET TO TAKE THE BUTTON!
Or link to this page so anyone can join in!
- What inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?
- Describe what your novel is about!
- What is your book’s aesthetic? Use words or photos or whatever you like!
- Introduce us to each of your characters!
- How do you prepare to write? (Outline, research, stocking up on chocolate, howling, etc.?)
- What are you most looking forward to about this novel?
- List 3 things about your novel’s setting.
- What’s your character’s goal and who (or what) stands in the way?
- How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel?
- What are your book’s themes? How do you want readers to feel when the story is over?