So I've been thinking about this for a while, and this year, I've finally decided to take on one of the most popular challenges a writer can do, NaNoWriMo. If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, let me explain. Every November, the website NaNoWriMo challenges authors to complete a 50,000 (thousand) word manuscript within the month of November. That's the gist of it. Now, obviously, writing 50 thousand words is a lot of writing to do in one month, so I've taken the liberty of coming up with some ideas that might help you and me in succeeding in this years NaNoWriMo 2018.
Remember, you're going to need to do all of your planning beforehand so you don't spend your time outlining and making your character sheets throughout the month of November. Although some people could do this, I highly stress against it. So there's are the 6 Steps that you're going to have to plan out your masterpiece before you could even start writing. Please note that what I'm about to show you are brief overviews of what you need to do.
These 6 Steps I've taken the liberty of separating into 5 other posts, so you don't get overwhelmed by the amount of information that is thrown at you.
2. World Building
3. Character Design
5. Reward System
6. Time Management and Planning
To sum up everything.
Brainstorming has to do deal with the creation of ideas and this section will teach you how to come up with creative and unique ideas that are relevant to you and your genre of choice.
World Building will give you the tips you need to create a realistic and thriving world that the reader could get lost in.
Character Design is probably the longest of the lost, and that's because it goes into the detail of constructing believable, living characters. Characters are the vessel that the reader experiences the world in your book of course!
Outlining will give you the tools needed to be the best architect that you can be and outline your story from the concept down to the scenes and how to make everything flow with each other.
Second to last, I'm going to teach you about something that most authors and writers forget about, the Reward System. If you don't have any rewards, what do you have to look forward to when you hit a certain word-count milestone!
The last thing on our list will be discussing how to manage your time throughout all of the month of November. I will teach you to use a spread sheet to keep track of all your progress and plan accordingly to achieve your goal of 1700 words a day.
Good luck with your challenge.