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It’s Beginning To Look A lot Like….

Jeff Linamen

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No, I’m not going to say the big “C” word, although it is coming quick. And, no, I haven’t started decorating the house either.

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Here’s your chance to fill in the blanks!

I am participating in National November Writing Month and I’m hoping I can get at least 30 people to help! Be my muse!

I’m actually participating on two levels this year. I’ll be attempting to write a blog post every day for the month of November and writing a complete novel in a month.

Pretty crazy, huh?

What I Need

I’m looking for at least 30 people (30 days in November) to act as my muse and contribute a person, place and a thing that I will have to incorporate in my story as it develops. You can contribute either by leaving your suggestions here in the comment section, or on Facebook in the comment section linking to this post.

Person– This could be a first name or full fictional name. Help me name my characters!

Place– This is pretty open, be creative. Avoid countries. Fictional businesses, towns, rooms, settings, etc.

Thing– Could be an item, emotion or an action (i.e.- a saw, insanity or kidnapping). No Brand names of items please.

I’ll use everything that is submitted, some way, some how in the story. This will be a work of fiction but not fantasy or Sci Fi so avoid suggestions that might only work in those genres.

I’ll also accept suggestions of topics for future blog posts.

What It Is

National Writing Month was created as a way to challenge writers to complete a project, to network, and to publicize their work.

In a nutshell, the goal is to write every day for the whole month of November.

In the novel challenge, you should have a complete novel by the end of the month; and for the blog challenge, you should have published 30 new blog posts.

If you are interested in participating (writing) yourself, you can find out more at NaNoWriMo for writing a novel; and NaBloPoMo for the blogging challenge. It’s free to sign up and there are plenty of resources to get the creative juices flowing.


Watch It Grow

1) My Blog: Watch for new blog posts each day during the month of November. I’ll write about a wide variety of topics, maybe post photos, and share some of my favorite things. The best way to follow my progress is to sign up to follow me using the link in the right column of this blog.

2) The Novel: I’m totally relying on you to steer the direction of my novel. I haven’t decided if I’m going to post updates daily through my blog– but in the end, I’ll be sharing my finished product that you can help me create. It will not be SCI-FI or Fantasy, I’m just not familiar enough with those genres. I’m going to start with general fiction and see where it goes… could be a mystery or even a romance. Maybe both. We’ll have to wait and see how you inspire me!

Priority for inclusion will go to people that submit to me by November 1st. Let’s get started!

1 Comment

  1. Pat says:

    A place dear to my heart is Death Valley.


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