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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016 | Week Two

Here's a look back at week 2 of NaNoWriMo, in which my focus was productivity (sort of).

Reminder to back up your WIP!

Buddy me for NaNo here!

Last week's video

Rachel Aaron's pyramid of productivity (I don't know if she called it that, but I'm calling it that),
and Monica Leonelle on some similar tips, and some added productivity techniques and tools.

From Sandy Hall "All first drafts need to do is exist." She also mentioned this technique of plotting a solid scene in 10 minutes, which may go hand in hand with Rachel Aaron's productivity & word count boost tips. Gonna try to consistently try it out for a week or so, and see what I think!

The pep talk this week was from Alaya Dawn Johnson, who talked about breaking through self-doubt and embracing your unique voice.

Danika Stone on using deadlines to your advantage and self-rewarding.

And lastly, I also mentioned the 3 act / 9 block / 27 chapter structure, which I loosely use to stay on track. This break down the idea of the three acts (with examples).
And here's a video from Kat breaking down how she does the 27 chapters, which is a good representation of the general idea. There are lots of ways of breaking the 27 chapters down, though, with different key points and tips, so if you're interested in this, I'd recommend a quick google!

1 comment:

  1. So, that was great news to see that your productivity goals were met and your new methods were working for you.
    I've found that I actually do better when I don't push to write every day, but spend a day here and there to think through what I just wrote and where I need to go. I think it must be a bit like the one gal was saying about pausing and visualizing before writing. I've had to back track once, but for the most part I'm seeing my story path well and staying on target for word count. I'm not sure I'll finish the story by the end, but I'll be pretty close.


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