Today We Are Celebrating!!!
Morning Winners generated by a Random internet tool:
Free Brainstorming Consultation – Jeanne
Free Copy of Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorming Conflict in Your Novel – Latayne
Afternoon Winners generated by a Random internet tool:
Free Brainstorming Consultation – Kimberli
Free Copy of Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorming Conflict in Your Novel – Tonya
THE Winner of the Kindle Paperwhite IS:
Congratulations, Janice! Visiting several of my blog tour stops upped your chances.
So happy for you!
Those of you who won prizes today, please e-mail me at michelle.linn.lim to claim your prize.
Prize drawings in the morning and afternoon:
Available This Week Only For Nonmembers:
Watch the Idea Sparking: How to Brainstorm Conflict in Your Novel My Book Therapy Peptalk Interview and Teaching Session With Author Michelle Lim HERE.
Five NaNoWriMo Tips To Get You Going
Yesterday I hit a brick wall in my NaNoWriMo writing. I had nothing and I had been struggling for several days. I needed to break out of this dead zone and come up with something brilliant.
Right. Brilliant. With this kind of challenge I was feeling as brilliant as a burned out light bulb.
How about you? Are you feeling NaNoDud?
Five Tips To Get You Going:
1. Do a research boost. Take some time today to review or add to your research on an aspect of your book that inspires you. This can give you new steam to continue on.
2. Do an exercise boost. During a moment where you just can seem to keep going, you are yawning and reaching for your coffee mug get some exercise. It will get your blood pumping again and make you think more clearly.
3. Get Theatrical. Funny as it may sound, acting out a scene or singing a song that the hero would sing to the heroine at this part in your book is a great way to add a creative flare. It will at the very least get you smiling.
4. Get cooking in character. Make yourself the kind of lunch your character would eat. Write down the senses you experience while eating and the feelings you think your character would experience.
5. Give your pesky character a nap. Imagine your character as a child needing a nap. Tell them they can’t keep getting up for a drink of water, they are taking a nap and that is final. Then write a scene in a different character’s point of view. Come back to the pesky character when you are no longer annoyed with them.