NaNoWriMo and a Writing Exercise

Hey guys, this is Elizabeth. I’m really sorry I haven’t been posting lately, but between NaNoWriMo and the looming threat of midterms, I haven’t had much time to blog. But a new post from me will be coming tomorrow. And now, onto Katie’s post.

NaNo Update: Well, as you know I was planning to do NaNo, but then life happened, and by that I mean I was unexpectedly away from a computer for the first few days of November. I sort of lost all motivation after that, and what with the massive amounts of schoolwork…it just wasn’t happening. Ah, well. That kind of thing happens, and there’s always next year. But how are you all doing? Give us an update in the comments.

Anyway, I wanted to share with you all a writing exercise that I tried and really enjoyed: writing from the point of view of your antagonist. I took my story’s villain of sorts and wrote a short story about her when she was a young woman. I focused on the events that shaped her motivation and her character in the actual novel, and I was therefore able to see firsthand how she reacted to them. Let me just say, I had WAY too much fun doing it. She is so deliciously twisted. I also found out a few little things about her while doing it. If you try it, let me know how it goes! And have fun!

~Katie

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2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo and a Writing Exercise

  1. I feel like that happens a lot for NaNoWriMo. Why does it have to come in the busiest time of the year?? Haha. Well, good luck with all the schoolwork! That writing exercise is pretty neat. It’s kind of interesting, because it kind of seems like you “invent” a character, but they really end up making themselves too!

    • I know right?! That’s why Camp NaNoWriMo is so nice. Thanks!! Yeah, characters are interesting, and kinda hard sometimes. I’m glad you like it 🙂

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