Day 0 of PREPtober


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Wanna finally finished that novel? Yes, you can finish that novel – and it can be this year. If you’ve ever thought about writing a novel, now is the time. Because I am going to help you! I am dedicating the entire month of October to plotting and outlining my next novel and I’m going to help you do the same. We’re going to turn the 31 days of October into #PREPtober.

*** Why October? ***

Because it’s the month immediately preceding NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month which is November.

*** What is NaNoWriMo? ***

If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, it’s a group commitment to write an entire novel in one month. That month being November. And they define an entire novel by 50K words which breaks down into roughly 1,667 words/day. It’s absolutely free and simply a movement organized by volunteers.

*** What is PREPtober? ***

Only the awesomest plotting group in the world! Seriously, I’m so super organized, I’ve done this a million times and am going to share all of my secrets with you. You’re also going to get a super-helpful PREPtober Calendar filled with daily actions items to keep you on track. It’s totally going to rock. Did I mention that I create and design day planners for a living?

*** Want to finally write that novel you’ve been dreaming about? ***

Umm, duh – of course, you do. Well, the first step is plotting it out, developing your characters, planning your scenes….and if you’re not sure how, we’ll do that together.
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Hi everyone, and welcome to Day 0 of PREPtober. Today is the easiest day ever. First of all, October hasn’t even started. It is tomorrow, so all you need to do is click the link below and opt in for the PREPtober calendar, so that we can literally all be on the same page. I’m so glad you’re here because I think a lot of things get done when you have momentum, and you have a group, and you have people cheering you and encouraging you.

Hopefully, this will be the month, or the year, that you finally write that novel, and you win the [inaudible 00:00:33], so you’ll notice once you download the calendar that it has a two page layout for the month, and that’s also because I tried to fit it into one page, but it was so tiny, and then I thought, what if you wanted to make notes, and I love making extra notes. I love writing, I love pens, I love paper.

I took a binder, and that’s what I would suggest, and stick one page into the front, and then stick the other page into the back, and you’re going to want a binder anyway because you’re going to want to collect all of your notes, character sketches, your plots, your scene outlines, reference material … because once you start writing and nano gets into effect, I promise you will probably forget details, and it will be so easy to look it up in one organized place.Today that’s all you have to do.

Tomorrow, I have a really cool book haul on outlines, and that is outline methods … so, Michael Hague, Cathy Yardley, Chris Voegler … I’m going to review all of those and let you know which ones I loved, which ones I didn’t love, and hopefully that will help you to determine what the best outline book or method is for you, and that will save you some time so you don’t have to research that.

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