Orange You Glad I Didn't Name the Show BaNaNo? NaNo-It-All

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In our pre-game episode, I talk to Hollie Smurthwaite.   We discuss our projects for this year, brainstorming, and what we're doing to prepare for National Novel Writing Month. Advice Brainstorm by coming up with 39 reasons why something might happen (or 39 places you can take your story next, or 39 names for a character, or 39 anything you're having trouble with) Create a compelling character by thinking of something that makes you interesting, then twisting it until it's not about you anymoreKeep pictures of your characters so they feel like real peopleKeep a spreadsheet of everything you know about your characters so you don't contradict yourself What are you doing to get ready?  Have you done dishes yet? Tune in next time, Friday November 1st for the start of NaNo, when we should be at 1,667 words. Hollie Smurthwaite recently won the "Soon to be Famous Illinois Manuscript Project" for her novel "The Color of Trauma."  You can find her at: Hollie's twitter: @H_Smurthwaite Hollie on Facebook Hollie's website Hollie's NaNo profile: HollieBelly Carolyn Rahaman recently started a podcast about National Novel Writing Month and asked all her friends to be on it.  You can find her at: Carolyn's twitter: @CaryAndTheHits Carolyn's website The Twenty Percent True Podcast Carolyn's NaNo profile: CaryAndTheHits Music: What A Wonderful Day by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

In our pre-game episode, I talk to Hollie Smurthwaite.   We discuss our projects for this year, brainstorming, and what we're doing to prepare for National Novel Writing Month. Advice Brainstorm by coming up with 39 reasons why something might happen (or 39 places you can take your story next, or 39 names for a character, or 39 anything you're having trouble with) Create a compelling character by thinking of something that makes you interesting, then twisting it until it's not about you anymoreKeep pictures of your characters so they feel like real peopleKeep a spreadsheet of everything you know about your characters so you don't contradict yourself What are you doing to get ready?  Have you done dishes yet? Tune in next time, Friday November 1st for the start of NaNo, when we should be at 1,667 words. Hollie Smurthwaite recently won the "Soon to be Famous Illinois Manuscript Project" for her novel "The Color of Trauma."  You can find her at: Hollie's twitter: @H_Smurthwaite Hollie on Facebook Hollie's website Hollie's NaNo profile: HollieBelly Carolyn Rahaman recently started a podcast about National Novel Writing Month and asked all her friends to be on it.  You can find her at: Carolyn's twitter: @CaryAndTheHits Carolyn's website The Twenty Percent True Podcast Carolyn's NaNo profile: CaryAndTheHits Music: What A Wonderful Day by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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