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Virtual: Write a Novel in a Month with NaNoWriMo
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2022-10-15 13:00:002022-10-15 17:00:00America/New_YorkVirtual: Write a Novel in a Month with NaNoWriMoJoin National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) veterans to discuss plot, character, world building, an overview of NaNoWriMo 2022 and tips for making it through. Registration required.Online -
Saturday, October 15 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Add to Calendar2022-10-15 13:00:002022-10-15 17:00:00America/New_YorkVirtual: Write a Novel in a Month with NaNoWriMoJoin National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) veterans to discuss plot, character, world building, an overview of NaNoWriMo 2022 and tips for making it through. Registration required.Online -
Join National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) veterans to discuss plot, character, world building, an overview of NaNoWriMo 2022 and tips for making it through. Registration required.
Saturday, October 15 (all times Eastern)
1:00 p.m. – The Stress-Free No-Hassle Outline with Jennie Jarvis Planning your novel doesn't have to be difficult or complicated! Learn how to build a basic, flexible, customizable roadmap for writing your NaNoWriMo novel and how to develop an outline into a strong story while keeping your creative spark.
2:00 p.m. – Worldbuilding with Valerie Valdes Developing your world is one of the keys to understanding your characters and the conflicts they’ll face. Find out what details are essential to consider before you start writing, and learn tips for not getting bogged down while playing god.
3:00 p.m. – Structuring Your Novel with Michael Mammay Understanding structure can provide a framework on which to build your novel. Learn how structure can help you keep the flow and pace of your novel while opening the door for your creativity. A better understanding of structure can help you set the stage for a successful NaNoWriMo.
4:00 p.m. – Finishing Your First Draft with Elle E. Ire & José Pablo Iriarte Getting through a first draft is a challenge, no matter how experienced you are. Learn how to keep your motivation engaged, keep writing, and ignore self-criticism. These expert strategies will help keep you focused through NaNoWriMo and your whole first draft.
Sunday, October 16 (all times Eastern)
1:00 p.m. – Transforming an Idea Into a Story with Alli Martin & KL! How do you go from idea to story? Learn how to mine your idea to discover the character's motivation, obstacles, and secrets to create a story.
2:00 p.m. – Developing Character with Kathleen Barber Characters drive the action of the story through their wants and motivations. Learn how to strengthen your main character or figure out who your main character really is. Use your character's growth to create an engaging and satisfying arc that will keep you writing throughout November.
3:00 p.m. – Conflict & Tension with Allen Gorney One of the best ways to keep your story moving through the month of November is by creating conflict. Learn how to create conflict when your story is feeling weak or too easy for the characters, how to chase that conflict and keep it interesting for you to write it, and how to resolve the conflict you’ve created.
4:00 p.m. – Writing Around Writer's Block with Premee Mohamed One of the great struggles of writing on a deadline is dealing with writer's block. Learn tricks for working around and breaking through writer's block to achieve your goals and finish your novel.
Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series. Register
Explore American history with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her award winning book Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.Register
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