Adventures in NaNoWriMo

The New Normal NaNoWriMo day 30

The New Normal NaNoWriMo day 30

The new normal is a short scene that shows what the hero’s life will be like from now on. Without this scene, the story will feel incomplete and rushed

The Falling Action NaNoWriMo day 29

The Falling Action NaNoWriMo day 29

Too many writers rush through the falling action. The main battle may be over, but there is still plenty to do. Tips for writing the falling action

Writing the Climactic Scene NaNoWriMo day 28

Writing the Climactic Scene NaNoWriMo day 28

The climactic scene is the hero’s last confrontation with the antagonist and her personal lie. Tips for getting the most out of this scene

The Final Battle part 2 NaNoWriMo day 27

The Final Battle part 2 NaNoWriMo day 27

The final battle part 2 is the last step before the climax. Don’t ruin your ending by falling into cliché and lazy solutions

The Final Battle Part 1 NaNoWriMo day 26

The Final Battle Part 1 NaNoWriMo day 26

The fight has just begun, but your character’s journey is nearly over. Now everything is in place. This time your hero is ready for the final battle part 1

Creating Anticipation NaNoWriMo day 25

Creating Anticipation NaNoWriMo day 25

This scene is about creating anticipation. Pull your readers in by reminding them what’s at stake and why they need to know how this all will end.

Planning for the Final Battle NaNoWriMo day 24

Planning for the Final Battle NaNoWriMo day 24

While your hero is planning for the final battle she needs to tie up loose ends. Now is the time to mend bridges and reassemble the team.

No Victory Without Sacrifice NaNoWriMo day 23

No Victory Without Sacrifice NaNoWriMo day 23

No victory without sacrifice is an optional plot point intended to add emotional depth to the character journey. Some tips to make it feel more meaningful.

The Second Plot Point NaNoWriMo day 22

The Second Plot Point NaNoWriMo day 22

The second plot point is the final piece of information the character needs to complete his arc and finally solve his problem

All Hope is Lost NaNoWriMo day 21

All Hope is Lost NaNoWriMo day 21

The character arc is in shambles. Now, the character is floundering. Ruled by the original lie, the hero can no longer move forward. All hope is lost.



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