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NaNoWriPod - Nanowrimo / writing / creativity / process

A podcast dedicated to the event known as National Novel Writing Month

Episode 24: Slenderman and Grus

After Ben recovers from a mild illness, we regroup to get a lay of the Nanowrimo land as we hit the midway point of November. Stories still appear to be in good shape, but overall output is down compared to previous years. What's going on?

Then Jim and Ben talk cover a few pointers on how to increase suspense in your story, from an article in this month's Writers (not Readers!) Digest.

We must have had videogames on the brain because we wound up referencing both Slenderman and the Zork series.

Links:

Writer's Digest November/December 2014

"21 Fast Hacks to Fuel Your Story with Suspense" by Elizabeth Sims

NaNoWriPod Hosts:

  • Ben Alexander runs BlackRectangle.net and is starting his second season of NaNoWrimo. He can be followed on Twitter @mistahben and on the NaNo site at mistahben.
  • Jim Markus, the creator of “Write with Lions”, runs MoreKnown.com  and is starting his sixth season of NaNoWriMo. Jim is on Twitter @jimmarkus and on the NaNo site at jim-markus.

Both can also be heard on the  Stuff Smart People Like Podcast.

This podcast is not affiliated with the Office of Letters and Light, but we encourage you to support their awesome efforts. NaNoWriMo accepts donations on their site.

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