Here is my part two of Camp NaNoWriMo prepping and if you don’t know what Camp NaNoWriMo is, it is an event that takes place twice a year, in April and July. During these two months, you have exactly one month to complete a word goal of your choice. Basically you try to write as much as you can, you can connect with other writer’s and also collect some prizes from sponsors! I really love taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo so I am super excited.
- Tip #1: Outline!
- During Camp NaNoWriMo, you are trying to pump out as many words as you can so it helps a lot to outline. You don’t have to go crazy with it, but make sure you know where your story is going in the long run because otherwise, it is going to be a lot harder to get your story into words if you don’t know how those words connect.
- Tip #2: Avoid Prologues
- Unless it has a very significant role in your story, try and stay away from prologues. They can be boring and have no real contribution to your story which makes the reader lose interest very quickly. If you can, avert prologues at all cost!
- Tip #3: Never Use More Than Said to Carry Dialogue
- Obviously you can also use asked or answered, but try and stay away from the really fancy verbs such as surmised or theorized because for one, some people might have no clue what the words means and two, it just drags out dialogue for no reason! You can definitely throw in a different verb to shake it up every once and a while, but be careful of overusing them.
Writing Prompt: There’s a wedding that needs to be stopped…
Writing Quote: Writing is the painting of the voice. – Voltaire
That is all I have for today and I hope you enjoyed another part of Camp NaNoWriMo Prep. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Reading/Writing Update!