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Final Thoughts on Prophecy before NaNoWriMo kicks off

I finally uploaded a synopsis for my novel ‘Prophecy’ for NaNoWriMo. The name ‘Prophecy’ is a working title, and I’ll come up with a better one later.

You can read the synopsis either on my blog page, or in my NaNoWriMo profile:

Blog Page

NaNoWriMo profile

Apart from my synopsis, I really don’t have too much else yet. I have a few scenes in my head which may not even make it into the story eventually. I also haven’t worked out the ‘turning points’ yet, like I mentioned on a previous post, apart from the Inciting Incident, which obviously is the moment when they hear about the prophecy.

Before deciding on the turning points however, I need to establish the different personalities of Davos and Corban, the two protagonists of the stories. Continue reading

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Let’s be realistic about NaNoWriMo

Just one more day before NaNoWriMo kicks off! Exciting!

But let’s be realistic for a minute. There is at best a microscopic chance that I will reach the 50,000 words by the end of November. As I already mentioned recently, things at work are only going to get more hectic the next couple of months, and I’m already exhausted when I get back from home as it is. And when it comes to writing, my homework for the Writer’s Studio workshop, which ends at November 29th, just has a higher priority than anything I’m going to write for NaNoWriMo.

Not achieving the 50,000 words is not necessarily a bad thing though. Continue reading

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Writing the Novel – Thinking about NaNoWriMo

I found out about NaNoWriMo a while ago thanks to Ishana’s blog Resplendence. The objective is to write a 50.000 word novel from scratch in one month’s time. I have set it as one of my writing goals for the coming period. I have some ideas for a novel in my head, so I guess now is as good a time as any to actually start writing it.

The working title for the story picked is “The Reluctant Prophet.” It’s an idea for a fantasy story I already have for a couple of years, and it has gone through many transformations in my head since then. I will hopefully be work a lot on the structure in October. All I have now is the beginning, most of the main characters and a general idea what the story is about. I’m not even entirely sure about the scope yet. For example, how much of the past events should I reveal in the novel, e.g. in the form of flashbacks. Or do I reveal past events in a natural way as the plot moves along? So there is really a lot of work left to do.

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