Friday, September 17, 2010

More Info on the NaNoWriMo Blitz!

Wow, folks! Thanks for the great response! I am psyched that people think this is a good idea.

So, these are the things I need:

1) At least three vegan (or at least vegetarian) recipes that can somehow tie into the event - comfort food, snacks suitable for late night writing, "special" coffee recipes, etc. (These can be done in advance.)

2) A few people willing to email me "missives from the front" during the month - updates on progress or how you're doing, etc. These would be short and posted when they come in.

3) A few guest blogs on tips and advice for making it through - setting word goals per day, how to speed up your writing, ways to visualize, how to deal with blocks during the crunch, etc. These are best done by past NaNoWriMo winners, but I'm not picky. (These can be done in advance.)

4)At least four interviews with people who have done this event before (see interview below) - just do an interview and email it to me, and I will post them. If any organizers wish to do an interview, please contact me separately.(These can be done in advance.)

5) Special messages of encouragement, etc., from event organizers, if possible - that would be great! (These can be done in advance.)

6) Reviews of books that were written during NaNoWriMo would be wonderful encouragement for marathon writers! (These can be done in advance.)

7) Short tips on stress relief, or little diversions (website reviews, cartoons, fun videos, etc), as comfort for the troops. (These can be done in advance.)

8) Of course, messages of congratulations at the end! Also, expressions of relief. :)

9) Promo materials for Fridays from past or current NaNoWriMo participants - esp if the book was a past NaNoWriMo product! (These can be done in advance.)

10) Funny anecdotes, etc, from NaNoWriMo will be accepted throughout, via email, and published in daily bunches.

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Basic NaNoWriMo interviews

When did you do NaNoWriMo? How many times?

Did you make it?

If yes, how did that feel?

If no, what happened?

What was your NaNoWriMo novel about?

What has become of the 50k? Did you publish it?

How was the NaNoWriMo experience, over all?

What on earth possessed you to do it?

What did you learn from the experience?

How did you find the quality of writing?

What was the feeling of camaraderie between the racing writers?

Would/will you do it again?

Any good/funny/dramatic memories, anecdotes, stories, quotes, etc, you care to share?

This is an informal guide, only - feel free to answer only a handful of them, and change them as you see fit.


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With all submissions, please provide a few sentences about yourself in general, and any latest release you wish to promote. A photo of yourself would be great, especially with longer pieces, as well as any links you want (link and credit will always be posted with any submission).

Book trailers (via YouTube) are particularly welcome on Fridays!

Also, if your NaNoWriMo book made it into print, please provide full details and the cover art, if you can/wish to!

Email me at anneholly2010@gmail.com!

Thanks!

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