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Links to assist with PrepMo!
November is National Novel Writing Month. The idea is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. But these links aren’t just for that month. You can use them at any time. I just thought they might be helpful along the way.

First up is the site all of you should be familiar with The NANO site!  , go in, take a peek around, sign-up and find a group in your area.

Don’t forget our own Prep group
October NaNo Prep Challenge Group  (E)
October NaNo Prep Challenge participants.
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, although I’m sure some of you got here from there.

Before you get started, you have to have an idea and here’s some places to look or get ideas from. Novel Project Development Techniques  

You can find various organizational items here   but don’t get distracted from your novel!

This is a little bit of everything the Novel in 30 Days Worksheet Index  

And then I did some googling for some references. Hopefully you'll be able to use them:

Writer’s Workshop
Writer's Workshop is a great resource   and has
character worksheets  
setting worksheets  
scene charts   there are also links to writing courses  , exercises  , Point Of View  , and novel writing tips  .

But I will admit that you have to do some searching on this site.

Novel Storyboards/Graphic Organizers
There is also the
Novel Storyboard  

And other graphic organizers for mapping out your story.

One Sentence Summary Completers  
Plot Diagram (Mountain)  
Plot Diagram with Main Character  

Or the more Traditional (and extended) fiction storyboard  

Plotting worksheets will help you with straightening out those bumps before you get to them  

Blank Beat Sheet  

Basic Plot outline  

Story Writing Help Plot Worksheet  

And of course you need to keep track of all your characters when you’re working down to the wire at the end of the month.  

Making inferences and thinking about motivations  

Analyzing characters and thinking more about their motivations  

This is for fantasy characters, but could be adapted for anything "Fantasy Character Background Information [E].

Creating Fantasy Characters   Another link for questions for Fantasy Characters

Writing Characters  

Character Traits chart--very small  

Character Sheet   This will need to be copied and pasted into a word doc.


Setting Map  

Sample Outlining   with links to some samples at the end.

Lino   Online Post-it notes

Massive Links
Links, Links, and More Links   I didn’t actually go through all of these, but it’s just a page of different outlines, chapter plotting, just about everything you could think of. Don’t get trapped in the rabbit hole. Write your novel!

When You’re Finished
From first draft to finished novel  

Short Organizer
Another organizer for setting and character details  

Misc Resources
Visual Words   A way to discover better words for your stories.

Literary Devices  

"Lists for Writers [13+]


Show not Tell

Descriptive Writing  

How to Show not Tell  

And I've recently started playing on Pinterest...
My Writing Board--which is a mess at the moment  

Please let me know if you find any broken links and I’ll work on fixing them and if you find anything useful, send that my way too and I’ll add it!
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