NaNoWriMo 2020 Week 3: Quantity and Quality

I’ve cut back to around 2000 words a day on NaNoWriMo, mostly because of other stuff like this blog, YouTube, and my MFA classes.

With that in mind, my net output is still pretty high, probably around 3000 words a day with all things considered.

Something I’ve heard a few people ask is “If you’re writing a novel in a month, how do you know it’ll be good?”

Nonlinear Narratives and You

I’ve been talking about my bubble method of doing organization for a while now, but today I want to talk about something that’s useful for creative writers: nonlinearity.

Nonlinear stories can hold a lot of interest and have some practical advantages. It puts the storyteller entirely in control of pacing and the flow of information.

But it’s also difficult. The storyteller needs to be great at information control and keeping tones steady.