Adventures in NaNoWriMo

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.

New Belief Crumbles NaNoWriMo day 20

New Belief Crumbles NaNoWriMo day 20

Today, the main character has failed his test. His character arc is in ruins. In the sequel to the second plot point, the new belief crumbles.

Second Pinch Point NaNoWriMo day 19

Second Pinch Point NaNoWriMo day 19

The second pinch point is the beginning of the collapse. Whatever you decide to do to ruin your hero’s plan, make it a powerful one.

Writing Fight Scenes NaNoWriMo day 18

Writing Fight Scenes NaNoWriMo day 18

Guidelines and helpful hints for writing fight scenes.

Writing Action Scenes NaNoWriMo day 17

Writing Action Scenes NaNoWriMo day 17

Writing actions scenes might seem intimidating, but by following these seven easy tips, your action scenes can be the most effective in your novel

Keeping low action scenes interesting NaNoWriMo day 16

Keeping low action scenes interesting NaNoWriMo day 16

Low action scenes don’t have to be boing. Tips for keeping the forward momentum in your story even during your low action scenes.

The Protagonist Gets Proactive NaNoWriMo day 15

The Protagonist Gets Proactive NaNoWriMo day 15

Your main character is ready to make her battle plans. Whether these battle plans are literal or figurative, make sure they reflect the character arc.

Recommitment to the Quest NaNoWriMo day 14

Recommitment to the Quest NaNoWriMo day 14

Recommitment is the midpoint of your novel. The hero must decide to abandon his safe but uncomfortable existence or continue his journey.

The False New Normal NaNoWriMo day 13

The False New Normal NaNoWriMo day 13

Your character’s lie has survived its first battle, but it took some damage. The next steps in the transformation arc begin with the false new normal.

Character Lie NaNoWriMo Day 12

Character Lie NaNoWriMo Day 12

You’ve just challenged your character lie, now determine how the lie fights back. A breakdown of character responses by plot structure and hero type.