A Novel Idea: 10/18/2016

As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. We want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

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This week, create a cover for your NaNo novel. If you don’t have a title/don’t want to make a cover, just find a picture that could be the cover image. Have fun with this!

A Novel Idea: 10/11/2016

As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. We want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

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This week, in order to get ready for NaNoWriMo in less than a month, answer the following questions about as many of your characters as you’d like.

  1. Full name

  2. Birthday

  3. Hair Color

  4. Eye Color

  5. General appearance

  6. Personality-type (this can either be Meyer-Briggs or you can write out their personality)

A Novel Idea: 10/04/2016

As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. We want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

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What is your best piece of advice for NaNoWriMo and/or writing in general?

A Novel Idea: 9/27/2016

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As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. We want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

This week, follow this writing prompt as a starting point and see what happens. Have fun with it!

i like you.  don't be dumb.

i like you.
don’t be dumb.

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A Novel Idea: 9/20/2016

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As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. We want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

What is your current word count goal for your WIP? What are your typical word count goals for your novels? Do your finished projects usually run shorter or longer than you anticipated?

A Novel Idea: 9/13/2016

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As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. We want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

This week, tell us about one of your favorite characters to write. What is your favorite part about writing them? Feel free to share photos and/or snippets.

 

A Novel Idea: 9/6/2016

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As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. We want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

When you first get a story idea, what is the first thing you do? How do you develop it further? Do you write it down and let it simmer for a while, or do you start writing right away? Do you use Pinterest, outlining, or brainstorming in your plotting process, or do you just wing it? Tell us everything!

A Novel Idea: 8/30/2016

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As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. My friend, Kylie, and I, want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

This week, tell us about the books that make you want to become a better writer. Why do they inspire you? Who wrote them? What genre are they? What is it about them that appeals to you and inspires you?

A Novel Idea: 8/23/2016

As a writer, keeping inspiration going from week to week can be tough. My friend, Kylie and I, want to change that. The point of A Novel Idea is to get your writing juices flowing even when you don’t feel like writing. We also want it to help you dig deeper into what writing looks like for you and let you share it with the world. We’ll be posting installments weekly, all focused on four things: characters, your novel, you writing process, and writing prompts. Follow the weekly guidelines and post it on your blog, then link up with us! We’d love to hear from you each week.

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This week, follow this writing prompt as a starting point and see what happens. Have fun with it!

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Call Me Mack – In 3 Words

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This week’s topic for A Novel Idea is: This week, describe your novel in three words. Get creative. Tell us as much about your story as you can in those 3 little (or big!) words.

book cover made by Kylie over at http://www.furtherupfurtherin.net

So. Without further ado, Call Me Mack in 3 words! 

Separation

At the very beginning of Call Me Mack, her parents – who have been married for 18 years, decide they are going to separate. It’s a temporary situation, according to both of them, but Mack feels differently. She’s not ready for her parents to get a divorce, but she also doesn’t see them getting back together, either.

Siblings

Mack has 3 siblings. Langley is her twin sister – older by 3 minutes, and never lets Mack forget it. She also has a 3 year old brother, Leland, and a one-month old sister, Lynlee. 
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Surprise

This is more for myself than for anyone else. Although, maybe someday when you read Call Me Mack, you’ll be surprised too! The surprise is…
I have absolutely no idea who Mack’s love interest is. Two great men – her best friend, Grant, and her long-time crush, Nik. 
Who will it be? No one knows.