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The 30 Day Novel, NaNoWriMo Series: Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about how to move your characters into the second plot point, and how the second plot point is a launching pad for Act 3, the dark moment, and the climax of your story.

Thanks for stopping by–I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 13

Welcome to NaNoWriMo Day 13!

Today we’re talking about character growth and finding new sources of conflict after the first pinch point–so you can avoid the dreaded “sagging middle!”

Thanks for stopping in. Come back tomorrow for Day 14 tips!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re going to dig into the aftermath of the first pinch point and how your character’s growth arc influences your story.

Thanks for stopping by–come back tomorrow for some Day 13 tips!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re talking about how the first pinch point is also the second major event in the protagonist’s growth arc, and how that shapes what you’ll write next.

Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 10

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 10!

Today we’re going to talk about moving your characters into the first pinch point and what that means for your protagonist.

I hope this was helpful–come back tomorrow for more tips!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re going to talk about character motivation coming out of the first plot point, among other things.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again tomorrow.

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 8

Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 8!

Today, we’re going to talk about the aftermath of the first plot point, including how to handle your characters’ reaction to yesterday’s crisis and some plotting tips for digging up new potential conflicts.

Thanks for stopping by–I look forward to seeing you tomorrow to talk about Day 9!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 7

Congratulations on making it to Day 7 of NaNoWriMo!

Today we’re digging into your story’s first plot point and how to maximize the sources of conflict your protagonist experiences:

Happy writing, and come back tomorrow for Day 8!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of National Novel Writing Month!

Today we’ll talk about continuing to escalate the conflict, triggering your protagonist’s flaw, wound or defining trauma through conflict, using setting to narrow your protagonist’s options, and more.

Come back tomorrow for the Day 4 video!

The 30 Day Novel: NaNoWriMo Series, Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of NaNoWriMo! Here are some thoughts on escalating the conflict you introduced in Day 1, revealing a little bit more about your protagonist, possibly introducing your contagonist and/or antagonist, bringing in setting elements, and more.

Regards,
Lynn