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National Novel Writing Month in November

*eyeroll*

For those of you who participate in National Novel Writing Month – how much preparation and research do you do beforehand?

Mirrored from Norwegianne.net.

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moreteadk
Oct. 17th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
I always THINK I will do a bunch, but in fact I typically wind up doing little to none. I usually consider what I want to write with a sort of very very basic over-arcing plot outline. Like, I want to start at A and end up at B, but I don't necessarily know all that much about how to get from A to B until I write it.
skjalm
Oct. 17th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
The best (or perhaps least crappy) NaNoWriMo stories I've written were the ones where I just started with a good idea and let things roll from there.

The worst were the ones where I aimed at a specific goal (i.e. the protagonist should do THIS or THAT at the end). But that's mainly because once the story is rolling there will be so many scenes between the beginning and the end that, at some point, I have to cut things short to have any chance of finishing the story inside 50.000 words. Or I just leave it open ended and then the story never gets completed.
pasted
Oct. 17th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
I mostly do character building and a very simple plot outline, so I can basically let my characters run wild once it starts :)
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