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Month: November 2014

[Plotting About] Weaver and NaNoWrimo

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Rhode Island Comic Con is over.
Rhode Island Author Expo is over.
Now it’s time for NaNoWriMo.
And less said about Destiny and Advance Warfare the better.
Since when did November become so busy?
This will be my tenth year for NaNoWriMo.
Week 2 has arrived and things are progressing.
On most Novembers I’d be at 40k by now having well learned that it’s all about the word count and not the story. In the past reaching 50k by the 15th was normal.
Instead, I’m taking it slow with the second draft of Weaver and addressing several things that the first draft didn’t.
Questions like:
What is this story about?
Why are they there?
What are the characters’ arc?
What’s the purpose of all this?
What’s the elevator pitch?
And making sure it stays a tiny story with big characters instead of a big story with small characters.
Best example: Kung Fu Panda has tiny story but big characters while Kung Fu Panda 2 had big story and small characters.
This blog post over at Heather Webb’s site covers what I haven’t but should’ve been doing.
Chapter Three was completed pre-NaNo.
The end of Chapter Four is going to be re-written.
That brings the Where Weavers Daire K BAR count to:

[Con Report] Rhode Island Comic Con 2014

me at booth lighter
(Image taken by Matthew Graves)
The third annual Rhode Island Comic Con happened last weekend at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
I missed the first year, attended the second as a fan and was a dealer at the third and I wish I could recommend it to my friends to make it an annual event. It’s got everything: comic books, movies, artists, authors and tv/movie stars as guests!
Scooby Doos
Nerd Prom in my backyard! And there’s no airline tickets or hotel fees to contend with! You just drive up and walk right in, right?
Not exactly.