NaNoWriMo 2011

NaNoWriMo Day 3: Fleshing out character back stories

November 3, 2011

This morning, after my pre-dawn wake-up call from Bodi, I worked on fleshing out the back story for Chika, the girl next door. The most important thing, of course, was to decide all the bad things that have happened to this poor girl before the story begins. But a terrible past can be a blessing [...]

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NaNoWriMo Day 2: Expanding the opening scenes

November 2, 2011

After a little bit of tweaking, my opening scene for my NaNoWriMo novel (which in my head now has the working title The Walls Have Eyes) reads as follows: Some of the youngest among us did not really believe in the house, having never heard her speak. We did our best to instill in them [...]

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NaNoWriMo Day 1: Chose premise, wrote first 1790 words

November 1, 2011

I spent about half an hour this morning throwing around different story ideas to form the basis of my NaNoWriMo novel. I really wanted to write something humorous, and an idea that I kept coming back to was this idea of a man living in a house whose rooms, appliances, and furnishings act like a [...]

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