Character Name Kit: 10/26

Happy Week-Before-NaNoWriMo-Starts, Berries!

One of the most requested topics for help in the forums are character names; and I’d bet good money it skyrockets the week before November 1 as more and more Wrimos freak out about their impending doom. But never fear – here are some names for you to steal as some last minute character names.

(And because it’s NaNoWriMo season, you get eight!)

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Affirmations for NaNoWriMo

Happy #preptober, Wrimos! Plotters, how are your plots? Pantsers, are your pants secure? Good! NaNoWriMo is fifteen days away as of this post, and I don’t know about you but I am pumped! I became a municipal liaison for my region this year, so it’s kinda my job to be pumped (along with learning how to spell liaison; really, French, two i’s?).

If you don’t know what affirmations are, they are sentences you tell yourself, preferably in front of the mirror, as a sort of visualize the prize type of psychology that takes “The Little Engine That Could” and applies it to the real world.

And since November 1st is just around the corner, I thought I would collect some affirmations specifically for writers; and just for convenience sake, I also made them as graphics to be shared on Instagram and Twitter. If you follow me on either, they will also be posted there, but feel free to share these wherever!

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4 Ways To Get Through Camp NaNoWriMo

Good morning, campers! The sun is shining, the bug juice is flowing, and you’re Day 8 into writing your summer adventure. How’s it going?

If you’re anything like me, not so well. Despite the soothing crackling of the bonfire, despite the plot bunnies scampering from cabin to cabin, despite my main character waiting to do something, I just can’t seem to stay on goal.

Luckily for me (and you), I have the ultimate care package. The best part? They last through November, too.

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Character Name Kit: March 2016

The Game of the Name

On some level this is most likely a selfish series; I tend to hoard names over the course of day-to-day life. A credit at the end of a movie, customers at work, the author of an online article. They’ve accumulated in my phone saved in notes, seared in my memory, or completely random. But the goal of this series is to keep all the names together in one place. But what ultimately is an act of selfishness will also end up helping you.

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Five F!@#ing Favorites: March 2016

An Introduction – And Train Rails?

I decided I wanted to devote whole posts to useful junk I found on the internet – infographics, websites, apps – basically anything I liked and would use in the near future, if not already. None of these are going to be sponsored (why would you ask a brand new blog to sponsor anything?), but I suppose if the wind changes one day and I’m asked to, best believe I will be completely transparent about my opinions!

But for now, these are my honest-to-goodness, bookmark-worthy, reblogging gold.

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