Fiction Writing-Getting ready for National Novel Writing Month!

Writer’s Cramp is so excited to participate in National Novel Writing Month ( this upcoming November!

Last week, a student asked for tips to get started on a novel because she planned to participate in NaNoWriMo. We all decided to sign up, too, in support of her project, thus I am writing a novel in November!

For the next three months, Writer’s Cramp will be all about creative writing with a focus on fiction! Each session will include generous free writing time so we can all warm up our novel-writing muscles. Being that NaNoWriMo is more about QUANTITY (50,000 words in 30 days) than quality, we’ll work on ways to push through writer’s block and keep the words flowing.  In contrast to attempting perfection as you write (a myth in any case), NaNoWriMo is all about just letting it flow, editing be darned (or at least be put on the back burner until December.)

Also, each session will include lessons, readings, and writing prompts that focus on keys topics in fiction writing:

  • Setting
  • Character development
  • Plot
  • Point of View/Narration
  • Theme
  • Tone/Voice
  • Imagery
  • Dialogue
  • Coherence
  • More!


Even if you do not plan to write a novel in 30 days, I invite you to participate in class anyway. Lessons should appeal to anyone interested in creative writing, as many of these topics feed all the genres—fiction, poetry, prose, nonfiction, essay, etc.

It should be a lot of fun!


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