National Novel Writing Month

The countdown is on for a great mass project that starts tomorrow (  NaNoWriMo i’s a wonderful concept, one I imagine a writer gets as much out of as she/he puts into it.  To Do list:

  • Choose a genre: Sci-fi, comedy, drama? Definitely not paranormal romance — that is out! Don’t jump on the vampire/faith-based fiction/zombie love story bandwagon. On second thought, maybe that would be the perfect combo!
  • The characters: Gotta love a strong female. Following the Bechdel test (,
    1. It has to have at least two women in it
    2. Who talk to each other
    3. About something besides a man


  • Premise: Not too far-fetched, somewhat believable story of a likable enough protagonist named ________ who {add verbs here}.  (Oh no, it’s turning into a Mad Lib!)

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