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It’s almost time for the NaNoWriMo challenge to begin. That means, across the world, writers are preparing to draft 50,000 words in the month of November. In the past couple of episodes, we’ve discussed how to prepare for a month filled with flow. In today’s episode, Alex and I are discussing one final, but essential piece of the puzzle: How might you troubleshoot ahead of time, so that when you’re mid-month and possibly tired, you still have a plan for how to keep moving forward. Similar to the way marathoners plan for that part of their run where they know they’ll be tired, you can do the same.

In today’s conversation, Alex and I discuss:
• How to capture your reasons for drafting now so you can remind yourself later
• Strategies for planning ahead and in the moment
• Problem-solving tools for plot tangles and other common issues



It’s not too late! You can still create a new character in time for NaNoWriMo, if you haven’t yet. You’ll find a lively, shortcut kind of process to get to build a winning character in my Skillshare Class: Design Thinking for Writers: Create a Compelling Character. On this episode’s webpage, there’s a link for a trial to the Skillshare platform so that you can try out that class.



Design Thinking for Writers: Create a Compelling Character

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