Everyone ready for NaNoWriMo? I won’t lie, I am super envious of all you NaNo Warriors. I love this event and the creativity that comes from it. How I wish I could join in the fun…but it’s not in the cards this year.
However, Becca and I want to support all of you who are leaping into the sleep-deprived & coffee-fueled madness of NaNo, so here are two deals you may not know about that can help you get those 50,000 words on the page.
A FREE Month Subscription at One Stop for Writers
When you’re heading on month-long journey into a world of imaginative chaos, you want to make sure your writer’s backpack is well stocked. We know your gummy bears and pretzels supply is ready to go but what about the creative tools that will help you actually get those words written?
If you haven’t tried One Stop for Writers, now’s a great time to sign up. Imagine having all 14 of our thesaurus description databases at your fingertips during November. And if you hit a wall and need a secret for a character, a plot complication or something else, our Idea Generator will help you leap out over it. Need to plot out a timeline or storyboard a new subplot? Yep, we’ve got you covered there too.
If you’d like to claim your free month, visit our Checklists & Tip Sheet page and scroll to the bottom for your one-time code.
The Emotion Thesaurus
Maybe you’ve heard buzz about The Emotion Thesaurus and are wondering why people get so excited about it. Well, our books are a bit unique in that they contain helpful brainstorming lists to ensure you never get stuck on what to write next. (Sounds sort of great for NaNoWriMo, right?)
The Emotion Thesaurus has been expanded into a 2nd edition that looks at 130 different emotions, listing the body language, thoughts, dialogue cues, and visceral sensations for each so you can also figure out exactly HOW to express your character’s emotion.
Showing the character’s emotion is a common stumbling block for writers, especially in the throes of NaNoWriMo when time is a factor. So rather than staring at the screen and struggling, open the book to the emotion your character is feeling and read through the lists of body language, thoughts, and visceral sensations. Chances are this will trigger an idea that will send your fingers back to the keyboard so you don’t lose the flow.