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NaNo. Not the iPod.

My NaNo story isn't going well. By which I mean it isn't going at all. I was going to write about one thing but then I realised I couldn't get much out of that at all. Now I've found an old outline for a story I could use but I'm not sure that's quite in the spirit of the event since I know where most of it is going. What I need is a great idea to strike so I can run with it.

(And the fact that I've gone to make an LJ post about three times and had to give up because I had no idea what to write does not bode well for my abilities in this area...)



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Nov. 2nd, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Write about something you're afraid of, and something you desire. I find those are two very strong emotions, which tend to build strong characters and interesting plot lines.

Or browse through prompt_a_day community.
Nov. 2nd, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
Hmm, i reckon that's okay. it's what i did last time i did nano. the rules specify that you're allowed to use the outline as long as you didn't write any of the main submitted text beforehand.

... i wanna do nano this year but i can't. :(

but at least i get to go to your house and blow things up! hoorays.
Nov. 3rd, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)
9__9.... *meeeep*.
Should we be letting DrM near the fire?

... I would offer writing advice, but I've never participated in NaNo, because I *never* finish my stories**. I tend to forsake the planning and just write the scenes I like, then link them up later - I lose impetus if I'm writing a section I'm less interested in ¬____¬;; *coff* attention span *coff*. But I'm not sure that's good advice, exactly ~^^~.

**[On the other hand, I have written about 30 pages of fanfiction in the past two weeks. Maybe I *should* be taking part...]
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