Preptober, anyone? in Planting Trees

  • Oct. 10, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
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Is anyone else using October to get organized for NaNoWriMo/NoJoMo? I’m curious to know how everyone else is going about it this year. I know preparation methods probably vary wildly on what kind of story or theme you’ll be writing about/from.

I want to be a graphic novelist, not an author, so I don’t use November to put together a book. I use it to make me develop the story. Last year, I did an exercise where I wrote about a random person each day to “populate the series,” even if I had to make them up on the spot. It was fun, but I didn’t do one every day of the month like I wanted to. This year, since the story is moderately populated, I plan on writing a short story every day (quality and length may vary.)

Right now, I’m making cheatsheets for characters… sort of profiles, but only with information that I’m afraid I’ll forget when it comes time to write. (It’s about a cafe and the stories of their employees and customers, so it’s a lot of random people to keep track of.) After I finish that, though, I have no idea what I’ll be doing yet.

I’d love to see how other people mobilize for this stuff. I don’t know many writers anymore, lol!

Laurie October 11, 2018

That sounds awesome. I never do any of the nanowrimos, I'm not much of a writer. I would be curious to see how others use it though :-) I don't know how to use or publish using the webtoon app.. but I ridiculously love it, and I love the huge variety of stories I've subscribed to. I bet your work would be awesome there! <3

Little Metal Weirdo Laurie ⋅ October 12, 2018

I've seriously considered it! I've heard it's really easy to figure out how to upload, too. And wow, thank you, btw. It's alarming how rare it is that people actually know what a graphic novel is without me going "well kind of like a comic but..."

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