Making Believe Again!

Who is doing NaNoWriMo this year?

PeriwinkleI had been debating, as I mentioned in another post to take the National Novel Writing Month’s challenge. With a little coaxing from some readers, I decided to dive in. Let me encourage you, if you are a writer, to also do a story, any story!

I am getting pretty experienced with this challenge so if there’s any coaching you need, send me word and we can talk about it on my blog. Books I’ve begun during NaNoWritMo are Rubies and Robbers, Pouraka (both published) and An Unconvetional Mr. Peadlebody which is currently being queried.

My writing style is pretty regimented. My favorite writing books to use as guidelines are John Truby’s Anatomy of Story and Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat. Both men are screenwriters, as well as novelists, and these authors know how to keep the reader turning pages.

  • Things you can do today to prepare for the challenge:
    Create a premise
    Get to know your characters and give them goals, conflicts, relationships, and a journey.
    Outline your events.

The best way to becoming a great writer is to keep writing!

I may be sharing excerpts during the course of November.

Carry on!!

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About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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