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Joining in NaNoWriMo? Use this handy sheet to keep tabs on your progress! Includes inspiration from a few great authors too!
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NaNoWriMo Progress

Day
Words
1
1667
[ ]
2
3333
[ ]
3
5000
[ ]
4
6667
[ ]
5
8888
[ ]
6
10000
[ ]
7
11667
[ ]
8
13333
[ ]
9
15000
[ ]
10
16667
[ ]
11
18888
[ ]
12
20000
[ ]
13
21667
[ ]
14
23333
[ ]
15
25000
[ ]
16
26667
[ ]
17
28888
[ ]
18
30000
[ ]
19
31667
[ ]
20
33333
[ ]
21
35000
[ ]
22
36667
[ ]
23
38888
[ ]
24
40000
[ ]
25
41667
[ ]
26
43333
[ ]
27
45000
[ ]
28
46667
[ ]
29
48888
[ ]
30
50000
[ ]
Tick the box on the right when you've hit the word count!
 

NaNoWriMo Goals

The aim is to write a novel in November.
50,000 words or more.
It's about quantity, not quality.
(You and 200,000 other people.)

Rules for Effective Writing

Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
Never use a long word where a short one will do.
If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
Never use the passive where you can use the active.
Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equiva­lent.
Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
Extract from Orwell's Politics and the English Language.
http:/­/bi­t.l­y/1­8z9Ikb

The Hero's Journey

Depa­rture
- The Call to Adventure
- Refusal of the Call
- Supern­atural Aid
- The Crossing of the First Threshold
- Belly of The Whale
Init­iat­ion
- The Road of Trials
- The Meeting With the Goddess
- Woman as Temptress
- Atonement with the Father
- Apotheosis
- The Ultimate Boon
Return
- Refusal of the Return
- The Magic Flight
- Rescue from Without
- The Crossing of the Return Threshold
- Master of Two Worlds
- Freedom to Live
 

Dramatic Situations

Suppli­cation
Delive­rance
Crime pursued by vengeance
Vengeance taken for kin upon kin
Pursuit
Disaster
Falling prey to cruelt­y/m­isf­ortune
Revolt
Daring enterprise
Abduction
The enigma
Obtaining
Enmity of kin
Rivalry of kin
Murderous adultery
Madness
Fatal imprudence
Involu­ntary crimes of love
Slaying of kin unreco­gnized
Self-s­acr­ifice for an ideal
Self-s­acr­ifice for kin
All sacrificed for passion
Necessity of sacrif­icing loved ones
Rivalry of superior vs. inferior
Adultery
Crimes of love
Discovery of the dishonour of a loved one
Obstacles to love
An enemy loved
Ambition
Conflict with a god
Mistaken jealousy
Erroneous judgement
Remorse
Loss of loved ones
By Georges Polti.

Inspir­ational Quotes

A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end... but not necess­arily in that order. - Jean-Luc Godard
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possib­ili­ties; Truth isn't. - Mark Twain
You get ideas from daydre­aming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. - Neil Gaiman
Stories of imagin­ation tend to upset those without one. - Terry Pratchett
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. Robert Frost
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headli­ghts, but you can make the whole trip that way. - E.L. Doctorow
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. - Dr. Seuss
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. -Douglas Adams

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Comments

SpaceDuck SpaceDuck, 10:02 28 Nov 11

Love the quotes, especially the Mark Twain. Did this count toward your daily words or were you procrastinating?

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