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A NaNo Post to Get You Planning and Inspired

It always really annoys me when I see masterlists and all the links are just linked to other masterlists of links and it takes fifteen tabs to get to an actual article about whatever the question was, so all of these (unless stated otherwise on the link) lead to actual discussion of the topic, not just links.


Plotting and Developing Characters (Mine)

Ten Things You can Do in the Middles of Novels

Plot and Story Structure

A big post of plot stuff

Managing Multiple Plot Lines

How to Give Your Story a Purpose

Writing/Developing Characters:

A chart for figuring out how different MBTI personalities work together

Tabatha’s Guide to Creating a Character

Writing a Novel: Characters (Mine)

Writing Characters of Another Gender

Creating a Character from Scratch

Character Trait Chart

Inspiration for Characters:

Girls I Want to See in YA, part 2 (Mine)

Boys I Want to See in YA (Mine)

Character Generator

123 Ideas for Character Flaws

My Writing Inspiration Tag (Mine) 

I will possibly add more as I go

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