8 Ways to Prepare For Camp NaNoWriMo

Writing for Camp NaNoWriMo can be a long journey. For any journey, it is best that you are prepared. In this blog post, I will be sharing 8 ways to prepare for Camp NaNoWriMo.

01. Brainstorm Ahead of Time and Choose a Storyline

Know what it is that you are writing about. For those of you who like to go into a writing challenge blindly, more power to you. I, on the other hand, have to plan out my main points in advance so that I can get an overall feel for where the story is going.

02. Define Your Target Audience

Who are you writing for? What is their age, gender, sexual orientation? What do the like and dislike? What are they looking for in a novel? You can easily find this out with a quick search through Facebook groups relevant to your story genre and seeing what it is that others are saying.

03. Choose Your Point of View

Are you going to be writing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person? Which point of view would be the best fit for your story? I personally prefer to write from a 3rd person point of view.

04. Create a Plot Point Calendar

A plot point calendar is a great way to track your progress throughout the NaNoWriMo writing journey. I keep a digital and a physical calendar.  

05. Outline Your Story

I use the 27 Chapter Outline to outline my novel, though there are a number of ways to go about it. Use your outline as a guide to keeping your story organized and maintaining the flow.

Learn More About The 27 Chapter Outline From Katytastic

06. Know Your Characters

Your characters are a vital part of your novel, so it is imperative that you know who they are and what their aspirations are. Once you know who you are writing about the overall process of bringing their story to life, will be easier.

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07. Have Your Story Binder Ready

A story binder is a great tool to have. You can organize your entire story within its contents creating a great reference for your yourself.

08. Flesh Out Your World

Build your world ahead of time. Come up with its laws, rules, regulations, and clauses. Make sure that your world is consistent so that the readers are not confused as your story takes turns.

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