Episode 2: NaNoWriRules and Plot

Thinking out loud about National Novel Writing Month.  This podcast covers the event where writers try to complete 50,000 words in 30 days. 

Episode 2: NaNoWriRules and Plot

From the National Novel Writing Month forums: “NaNoWriMo defines a novel as a 'lengthy work of fiction.' The short answer to your question is, if you think you're writing a novel, then so do we.”

We discuss plot outlines, specifically the gardener v. the architect. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the monomyth. Then, we learn about Ben and Jim's experience with each style.

Question for listeners: How much do you outline before the month starts? Have you started outlining already? If you do prep work, does that help with the overall success?

NaNoWriPod Hosts:

  • Ben Alexander runs BlackRectangle.net and is starting his second season of NaNoWrimo. He can be followed on Twitter @mistahben and on the NaNo site at mistahben.
  • Jim Markus, the creator of "Write with Lions", runs MoreKnown.com  and is starting his sixth season of NaNoWriMo. Jim is on Twitter @jimmarkus and on the NaNo site at jim-markus.

Both can be also found on the  Stuff Smart People Like Podcast

This podcast is not affiliated with the Office of Letters and Light, but we encourage you to support their awesome efforts. NaNoWriMo accepts donations on their site.