#nanowrimo Time! Yes, Camp NaNoWriMo is here and you can join! In case you don’t know, this motivating challenge is similar to its November big sister, National Novel Writing Month, but much more like a retreat than an onslaught.
Set your own goal – including editing hours or number of pages or word count – and write with the lively support of your cabin-mates. You can choose mates, create a private cabin, or go to camp and be assigned to a cabin of random wonderful writing folks. Pack your writing supplies and go to camp this April!
A couple of our FVP authors will be participating. You can watch our Facebook Page for updates on their progress and can respond there to let us know how you’re doing out in the woods.
See you at camp!
Describing a character can be a tricky business, especially if they are a main character and you want to get them just right. FVP Featured Author, Victoria Bastedo shares a tip:
I find my story from the inside out and I like to reveal my main character that way too. Exposing who the person is and how their life situation entwines their footsteps is more interesting to me than listing the minute details about their appearance right away. Imply what they look like as the story goes on. Drop a few hints here and there, they seem to be tall, or redheaded, since the other characters refer to them so. Finally let them look in a mirror and reveal the flash of their face- but in that glance in the glass also show their inner vulnerability and bring them back into their convoluted situation. Making them human is always more attractive than making them pretty. ~ Victoria Bastedo