Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration.
CHARACTER, POINT OF VIEW, DIALOGUE
Advantages, Disadvantages and Skills (character traits)
Family Echo (family tree website)
PLOT, CONFLICT, STRUCTURE, OUTLINE
SETTING, WORLD BUILDING
TOOLS and SOFTWARE
My Writing Nook (online text editor; free)
Bubbl.us (online mind map application; free)
Freemind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
XMind (mind map application; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
Liquid Story Binder (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $45.95; Windows, portable)
Scrivener (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $39.95; Mac)
SuperNotecard (novel organization and writing software; free trial, $29; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
yWriter (novel organization and writing software; free; Windows, Linux, portable)
JDarkRoom (minimalist text editor; free; Windows, Mac, Linux, portable)
AutoRealm (map creation software; free; Windows, Linux with Wine)
Reblogging for convenience sake.
Things to remember for NaNo …
Still not sure if I wanna do NaNo again this year.
Can’t remember if I’ve reblogged this before. I’m certain I have but it can’t hurt, eh?
I actually finished a story today. Okay that was a lie. I didn’t finish the whole story, that seems like a daunting task. But I finished a section of a story. An entire three pages! That’s crazy. I honestly haven’t written or finished anything in so long that this is a proud accomplishment. Instead of just leaving off mid-sentence and having the document glare at me every time I look at my desktop I know have something to work with and work from. The story is going somewhere! Characters are starting to develop. The plot is going somewhere (eventually)! I’m excited. Maybe I’ll actually flesh out an entire short story…but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I finished three pages. Baby steps.
Inspired. I gotta fucking write. Release all the tension that’s brewing inside of me.
I have to write a four page paper on one, (probably pejorative) polyvalent, word.
I want to write about “hipster”. My girlfriend told me that was very hipster of me (I don’t see how). BUT ANYWAY. I feel like it would be an interesting topic. But difficult, we have to write about the word itself and how it changes across contexts, and we have to try not to talk about the concept itself.
I mean I could just play it safe and write about dyke.
BUT THAT WOULD BE SO CLICHE OF ME
tumblr, you guys are experts on this sort of thing.
Haven’t written a poem in like a year. That’s ending tonight.
Probably going to get too frustrated and quit, LET’S SEE!
Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography - Language (by RogersCreations)
The writer in me absolutely loves this.