Sunday, September 16, 2012
Gearing Up For National Novel Writing Month
So, where do you begin? With an idea. Where do ideas come from? All around you... In what you read, hear, experience... Ideas are on t.v., in movies and books. They are in the air that you breathe, the sky, the earth... How about that strange dream you had? Conversations often inspire writers. Find prompts online when you feel stuck. Don't worry about trends write what you know... I know this sounds funny coming from a woman, who writes about vampires, shapeshifters and witches.... But this is what I grew up with, so it is what I know.
So, today find your idea. Write it down, along with any other thoughts that you associate with your idea. This can be a list and it doesn't have to be perfect. Now is the time to do any research on things of which you have little knowledge... Remember, the more reality you infuse into the story, the better your readers will like.
Next time we work on character development.