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Hi, I'm participating in NaNoWriMo again this year. Yay! I wanted to share some of the tools I use to prepare for it. For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. A month-long event where people answer the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I'm trying something new this year by plotting out my novel before the event. So, I've been reading books about story structure and outlining. I wanted to share a list of my favorite sources for plotting and planning out a novel. I hope it helps others who are going to join in the challenge.

Good luck! May the odds be ever in your favor!!!

If anyone would like to do a write-in or become a NaNoWriMo accountability buddy, lemme know! It's a lot more fun if you are doing it with friends!

~ Lizzy

Books: (These are all available on Amazon or other book vendors)

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland
Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland
Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 1) by K.M. Weiland
Outlining Your Novel Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book (Helping Writers Become Authors 2) by K.M. Weiland
Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 3) by K.M. Weiland
Structuring Your Novel Workbook: Hands-On Help for Building Strong and Successful Stories (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 4) by K.M. Weiland
Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration: Learn to Nurture a Lifestyle of Creativity (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 5) by K.M. Weiland
5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 6) by K.M. Weiland
Creating Character Arcs: The Masterful Author's Guide to Uniting Story Structure, Plot, and Character Development (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 7) by K.M. Weiland
Creating Character Arcs Workbook: The Writer's Reference to Exceptional Character Development and Creative Writing (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 8) by K.M. Weiland
Writing Your Story's Theme: The Writer's Guide to Plotting Stories That Matter (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 9) by K.M. Weiland
Build Better Characters: The psychology of backstory & how to use it in your writing to hook readers (Creative Academy Guides for Writers) (October 1, 2019) by Eileen Cook
Writing Vivid Characters: Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors (Writer's Craft) (July 30, 2016) by Rayne Hall (Author)
How to Outline a Romance Novel: Fiction Writing Skills for Romance Authors (How to Write Romance) (February 1, 2022) by Julie L. Spencer (Author) and 2 more
How to Write a Swoon-Worthy Second Chance Romance Novel (Swoon-Worthy Romance Book 2) by Victorine Lieske (Author)
Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Gwen Hayes

YouTube Channels:

https://www.youtube.com/c/HeartBreathings
https://www.youtube.com/c/AbbieEmmons
https://www.youtube.com/c/JennaMoreci
https://www.youtube.com/user/jessicabrody1 (This channel is by the author of the book, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel)

Playlists I found useful:
- Playlist: How to plot your novel
- Playlist: NaNoWriMo

Websites:

https://savethecat.com/
https://blog.reedsy.com/
https://nanowrimo.org/
https://heartbreathings.com/blog/
https://www.abbiee.com/
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