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I think Facebook and Instagram are down.

I didn't know where else to announce it. šŸ˜‚
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Yes, The-Tea-Witch-Rookie, there was a whistleblower interview on 60 Minutes last night.
maybe its because I did their survey and I wasn't happy.
OOHH That's what it was called wasn't sure if I was remembering that correctly so I didn't wanna say that BattiwynšŸŽ¶ *Laugh*
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Oct. 03: - Character: Protagonist Profile
Draft a profile of your protagonist. Include detailed information such as name, age, physical attributes, occupation, education, culture, religion, family, relationship status, personality, likes, dislikes, strengths, weakness, motivations and desires. Use Google Images to find an image of your character. The point of this exercise is for you to get to know your character inside and out before you write your novel. If you don't know your character, how can you expect it of your readers? Flesh out your pre-story character in detail. Keep in mind that your protagonist will grow in some way during your story. For more serious character profilers, here is are two optional, very extensive templates: "Character Interview / Profile Sheet"   and "(Another, Very) In-Depth Character Profile"  . Also, here is a "Traits List"   to draw from.
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Your Head Cheerleading Fairy reporting she is on. *Fairy*
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Oct. 02: - Plot: Premise
Now that you've brainstormed the general story idea, let's identify some story elements:
(1) Setting(s). Where does your story take place?
(2) Protagonist(s). Who is(are) your main character(s)?
          (2b) Flaw(s). What is(are) the protagonist's major flaw(s)?
          (2c) Goal(s). What does(d) the protagonist(s) want (or want to avoid)?
(3) Conflict(s). What's keeping them from their goal(s)?
(4) Antagonist(s). Who or what is creating the conflict(s)?

Just for fun: Write a provocative one-sentence description of your story.
Example: ""A young, mistreated orphan discovers he is a wizard and must face the evil villain Voldemort to fulfill his destiny.""

*** Wikipedia's definition of Narrative Conflict  
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Will you believe this? I'm still thinking!
Are you thinking about What Ifs and Premises? If so, you might as well sign up, log it, and get credit. *Bigsmile* Can't hurt!
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Oct. 01: - Plot: What If?
Every good story starts with a 'what if'. What if a young boy discovers he's a wizard? What if a girl discovers a world hidden inside her wardrobe?

In this exercise, imagine your story and your main character(s). Who is(are) the character(s)? Why do we care about them? What happens to them, and why is it a problem? (If it's not a problem, it's just life, not a story. *Wink*)

Spend at least 15 minutes imagining all the possibilities in your story. Make a list of every possible 'what if' you can think of. Nothing is off limits here - let your brain go.

*** STILL NEED A STORY IDEA? Try the writing tools at the bottom of the "2021 Prep Calendar [E]
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Oh I actually have a question. If I have a storyish started am I able to use that? Because I'm pretty much stuck and I want to watch it change to a novel, it needs a lot of help.
Absolutely! You just have to spend 15 minutes on an assignment each day, and we even give you a freebie day every week. *Bigsmile*
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But I have to go to bed and woooork.
Me, too!! Grrr.
Great Prep, as always!
Unfortunately, this year, I won't be doing NaNo since real life concerns abound. But I'll sneak into the forum every now and then, without posting, just to smell the flowers. *Smile*

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October NaNo Prep Challenge

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I may have consolidated time zones a little due to my work and sleep schedule, and also to minimize spamming while still building hype. Hopefully New Yorkers (and Georgians like Medie PUBLISHED) weren't waiting til 4am for my post when they could have started four hours earlier, lol. *Bigsmile*
Oh, then probably other time zones were also combined. Obviously, I don't know much about time zones outside my area. *Laugh*

I can't believe you didn't stay up for 24 hrs just so you could post everything exactly on time! *Laugh* And then, don't forget the weird places that don't have times that match to the minute with most of the rest of the world. I forget where, except North Korea, I know, but there are several countries that seem to have just made up their own time zone. *Confused*
I just checked and North Korea only kept a weird time zone for not even 3 years and then changed back in 2018, I think it was. But there are a surprising other number of countries who aren't on the same minutes as the rest of us. That must be extra confusing for their WdC members!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone
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Why do you have a shocked face, Waltz in the Lonesome October? I thought you weren't participating in NaNo? Or are you just mirroring the terror the rest of us are feeling? *Laugh* *Shock* *Scared*
Schnujo Cujo Misses Fangus, partly it's because I'm reacting to time's propensity to fly by and deadlines to sneak up on us. But mostly it's to annoy BattiwynšŸŽ¶.

"It's five o'clock midnight October somewhere in the world..."


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NOOO!!! I'M NOT READY!!! Luckily, I'm not in Aukland, but still, I'm pretty sure when it's time for Los Angeles to go, I'll be crying about the same thing! *Laugh* I have got to get my act together!!!
I am beyond ready. I wanna go NOW!
I finally decided to test out the free trial of Scrivener on https://www.nanowrimo.org. I just need to download it and figure it out. I hear it's got a steep learning curve, so I should sort that out before the real NaNo starts.
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YIKES! Thanks for the heads up! Somehow I've been thinking it starts Monday, regardless of the date. *Laugh*
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Luckily, I've been procrastinating on my schoolwork and went through some of the Adoption Society threads on www.NaNoWriMo.org and found 62 ideas to include in my story, so it shouldn't be too hard to write...so I say right now. *Laugh*
Fiction Writers:

What are your short- and long-term goals?
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I'm hoping to somehow balance school, internship, and NaNo. *Think* *Rolling*

I have an idea for a trilogy, so it would be cool if I could actually get all 3 written. *Bigsmile*
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13 days and counting. You know what they say:

Growth is never by mere chance; it is the process of working together. James Cash Penney
Wake me up when September ends.
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Green Day is my nieces favorite band
13 days left. *Wink*
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