Let’s Get Ready To WriMo-ooooooo
Every November, thousands of writers participate in NaNoWriMo for various reasons. Some want to attempt to write a full-length novel in a calendar month, some want to try for the first time to write a book, and others still like having the ‘stop-watch’ on their efforts. No doubt, NaNo is a great idea for all writers and authors — established, fledgling and the uninitiated alike.
Prep for NaNoWriMo should conceivably start earlier than November 1st. Just like any novel writing endeavor, planning and preparation are key to a successful outcome. Whether you are a bestseller or an aspiring author, this planning will help you keep your characters, plot, and timeline straight.
Even Pantsers Can Plan & Plot
We have come up with a workbook to help authors – established and aspiring – with their pre-writing, writing, post-writing and novel production. With pages to detail your locations, characters, scenes, plot points, etc., this workbook organizes it all.
110 pages of plotting worksheets to help flesh out your characters, keep your timeline straight and keep your book consistent and flowing
Each workbook contains:
- FOUR 2-page spreads Main Character worksheets;
- SIX 2-page spreads Secondary Character worksheets;
- TEN 2-page spreads Location worksheets/visual ticklers;
- Space for up to 84 scene breakdowns;
- Book budget to track payments to each of your publishing team members and miscellaneous expenses;
- Project production/publishing schedule;
- TWO 2-page spreads to list beta readers and reviewers for feedback tracking;
- Lined pages for notes and ideas.
Anyone who purchases a workbook will be eligible to receive a free ebook edition of Quick Start Publishing for Indies: The Basics of Indie Publishing before it is released to the general public. Details are listed in the workbooks. With 50 different cover designs, there is a workbook for almost any writer or taste.
The Terminology section gives a concise description of character arc, 7-point plot structure as well as dramatic narrative structure.
The Timeline keeps your story flowing smoothly.
Character worksheets flesh out your characters making them three-dimensional and real.
Location worksheets keep the details consistent.
Scene breakdowns to make sure your story flows and has all the necessary elements and items.
There are even budget sheets and review sheets to keep track of expenses and who you have sent copies of the manuscript to for beta, queries or critique.