||[Oct. 19th, 2010|04:14 pm]
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One year and one month later, and it looks like I always end up back on LJ in the Fall. I'm not going to pretend like I'll update regularly, but I've got a use for LJ for the next month and a bit. I'm going to give (Inter)National Novel Writing Month a shot.
I've got a lot to get done before November in order to make sure my desk is clean -- not to mention finishing my Halloween RPG campaign for the end of the month -- and I'm adding to that with a short reading list to poke through in the next week and a bit. Preparing for NaNoWriMo, I'll be looking at:
How Fiction Works by James Wood
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler
How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by Orson Scott Card
The Little, Brown Handbook by A Bunch of Editors
They're not all worth a read cover to cover the way I'm going through How Fiction Works now, but hopefully I'll at least have the time to focus on the parts most pertinent to me.
w00t. My advice is just to find a storyline/set of characters/whatever that you find so darn compelling that you can't stop writing about them. I accidentally wrote a novel last year for that reason.