NaNoWriMo 2015

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It’s almost here! National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, begins on Sunday. I will endeavour to write 50,000 words in the month of November. This undertaking is about quantity, not quality, so I cannot vouch for the words themselves, only the ridiculous number of them. This word count meter will update throughout the month so check back if you want to see how I’m faring.

But I’m a planner at heart, and so I’m using a fantastic tool called WorkFlowy to keep the chaos at bay. Frank Degenaar of Productivity Mashup has just published a thorough and engaging book called “Do Way, Way More in WorkFlowy”. In this interview for the WorkFlowy blog, Frank and I chatted about how I use WorkFlowy to create detailed outlines for my fiction. I also shared the WorkFlowy outlining template I created for use in NaNoWriMo and beyond.

If you do not want to participate in NaNoWriMo but would still like to support the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that makes it all possible, you can donate via my fundraising page.

Wish me luck!

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4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2015

  1. frank.dg

    While I have barely a fiction-writing bone in my body, I was impressed that you are bending the ins and outs of WorkFlowy to your creative process. I like your use of tags for plot devices. It’s a gem of an outline you’ve shared!

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    • Thanks, Frank. I admit that I hadn’t used WorkFlowy as more than a standard outliner until I found your blog. Productivity Mashup was quite the eye-opener for me. Your book is inspiring, too.

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  2. earthsurfer

    I just downloaded workflowy yesterday! It’s name made me laugh. I am very grateful you shared a way to use it for writing. Trying desperately to get it going again myself. (And I’m kind of excited you might move to Portland – seems perfect for you!)

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