Things you can do before NaNoWriMo aka make October count

This post is late, but it’s better than never.

Now that I’ve chosen my story, I am in the process of working on my logline and creating profiles for my protagonists. Outlining my story is going to be the next thing on the list. I have to confess that I am not a planner. I am one of those adventurous writers who let the writing do the talking whenever I am in that place. This is the first time I’ll be outlining a story.

The basics:

^ Learn your character/s inside-out by drawing up a story planning questionnaire. When you do this, it saves precious time and you won’t have to be scrolling back to previous chapters asking ‘What color are her eyes again? Wait, did I start off with his height at 6 inches tall? Or was it 6 feet 2?’

^ Work on your plot and character profiles. Give them vivid descriptions and occupations.

^ Jot notes down no matter how silly some of your thoughts may sound. You’ll be amazed at how some of these notes come in useful for you during your first draft.

^ Research your genre.

^ Find a writing partner. If you have friends who are planning on doing NaNoWriMo, better for you because you all can get together and have fun writing.

^ And for those who have their dream cover in mind, there is nothing wrong on starting it.

^ Don’t forget to register!