Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nanowrimo- My Favorite Forum

There are still some crazy people out there who think that fall means pumpkins and cornstalks, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Boy are they wrong! It's important that we pass along the true meaning of autumn once and for all! Fall means National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as nanowrimo. I explained what nanowrimo is a few days ago. Maybe you've visited the site at http://www.nanowrimo.org. If you have, you may have already encountered my favorite part about it. Well, actually I have two favorites, but I'll only share one here.

Have you ever been writing a book (if not, what planet are you from?) and thought, "Gosh, I could finally finish my fabulous, soon-to-be best-selling novel, if only..." The *if only* might be, "if only I knew how a post office in Quebec handles power outages." Or maybe you need to know what rations British soldiers carried in 1821. Or maybe it's the all important, "How many wallabies fit into a Tokyo subway car?" Whatever the case, if there is a question, rest assured, there is someone on nanowrimo that has the answer. All of the above questions are directly from the nano site.

So if you have a question, just go to the Character and Plot Doctoring Q & A section of the message board. Post a question and wait for the answers to roll in. Can't get much easier than that. Next time, I'll share what question was burning in my mind for my new novel. Hint: think helpless female in a tiny car.

photo: Art structure at local Whitman College campus

2 comments:

Mridu Khullar said...

That's really handy. Thanks for the tip!

Karen L. Alaniz said...

You're welcome.