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Episode 7: Chatting with Chris

Your adventures in National Novel Writing Month.  This podcast covers the event where writers try to complete 50,000 words in 30 days.

EPISODE 7: Chatting with Chris

Chris talks about his experience during past Novel Writing Months. We chat about procrastination, the publishing landscape, and the community that surrounds the month. We apologize for the random "meows" that come up during this episode. It was recorded in among a den of cats.

Chris can be found on NaNoWriMo.org under the username: johnveritas 

Question for listeners: Why do you keep coming back to this torturous, painful process every year? Do you recruit friends and family to participate with you?

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 also be heard 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.

Episode 4: Show 'em the Action

 Your adventures in National Novel Writing Month.  This podcast covers the event where writers try to complete 50,000 words in 30 days.

EPISODE 4: Show 'em the Action

Ben and Jim discuss the best things they’ve read in the last month and define and discuss the timeless idea of showing instead of telling. The podcast finishes with a great discussion of cinematic writing and mentions advice from Jon F. Merz. 

Question for listeners: Are you ready to write? What scene are you most excited to show your reader?

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.

Episode 3: Characters and Keytars

Episode 3: Characters and Keytars

 

Ben devises a plan to conquer his regional deficiency. Jim contrives a way to create 17 characters in a single sitting. Everyone enjoys a good keyboard.

Edward Witt, notable panel member on the Stuff Smart People Like podcast, joins Jim for a discussion of the month. Ed shares his thoughts on reviewing past work, challenges for creative professionals, and adds a pleasing baritone to the episode.

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