Want to apply Monster Novel Theory to your NaNoWriMo novel? It’s easy! I’ve created a calendar with daily story goals, and set up an email reminder system to keep you on track.
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What’s this for?
National Novel Writing Month is the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to learn about yourself and your writing style.
Usually the challenge is left wide open–write anything you want, so long as it’s a fresh draft. No requirements about how long a given scene or chapter or story section should be. That freedom is great, but can also leave a writer feeling adrift.
That’s why I’ve mapped Monster Novel Structure onto the calendar, so each day you can have a goal beyond a word count. On Day 1 you’ll write your Hook scene, on Day 2 you’ll write about your character’s Ordinary World and so on. Meet your story goals and your novel will stay on track. Whether you’re going to pants it (write without a plan) or plot meticulously beforehand the Monster will guide you to a more cohesive first draft.
In addition to providing a FREE calendar, I’m also offering Monster NaNo Email Support–email reminders every 2-4 days during November with mini-structure lessons and encouragement to keep going. They’re a booster in your inbox, with the added bonus of teaching you more about novel structure.
Of course, if you’d like to learn even more about novel structure, with examples, a guide for pantsing, plotting, and revising, and more, you can try The Monster Novel Structure Workbook.
Note that this is not the same as my all-purpose mailing list. It’s exclusively for NaNoWriMo and Monster Structure goodness.