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Murder Mystery/Thriller buffs, I need your help for Nano!

I debated whether to post this as I am not sure it is an acceptable use for AskMe, but I am stuck and need help! I have pantsed 39K of what I would describe as a plotless mess of an anti-novel, but I am determined to fiinsh. So even though this feels a bit like cheating, I am asking for advice related to plot issues in my Nano. [Warning - contains spoliers lol!] [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Nov 24, 2013 - 5 answers

And it was at that age, Poetry arrived in search of me

I want to start writing creatively, and am thinking of participating in NaNoWriMo this year. How do I get started? [more inside]
posted by I am the Walrus on Mar 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Tab A goes in which slot again?

Where can I read some good gay erotica? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Oct 29, 2011 - 14 answers

Jasmine is a shrub?

Novel Filter: If I were a lady living in the late 1600s in Venice and you were a gentleman wishing to woo me and we could only meet at night what type of (night-blooming) flowers would you bring me? [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies on Nov 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Write a novel in a month? How??

I have a story in my head, and since we're relatively close to November, I figured I'd give NaNoWriMo a try this year to get it written. What are your experiences with NaNoWriMo, and how can I overcome my obsessive self-editing and various sources of distraction to be successful? [more inside]
posted by litnerd on Sep 27, 2010 - 25 answers

I want to get a nice front page illustration made for my book

I want to get a front-cover illustration for my children's book that I wrote during Nanowrimo. What's the cheapest/best way to get one done? One idea would be using the services of a website similar to 99designs but for book illustrators, anyone know of one?
posted by storybored on Dec 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Perhaps a chair coated with glue?

With NaNoWriMo looming ever nearer, I would like to hear your best tips, tricks, habits, and techniques for staying chained to the keyboard. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Oct 22, 2009 - 26 answers

The ideas, what to do with them?

How do I force myself to write? I have the ideas...I have the time, I think I even have the skill. I just don't have the follow-through. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jul 23, 2009 - 31 answers

I wrote a novel. Now what?

Can I use viral marketing techniques to get my first novel published? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Nov 29, 2008 - 39 answers

To Book or not to Book?

How much of book one do I have to explain in book two, if book two is part of a series I'm writing? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Nov 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Novels set in the 1970s?

What are some good novels set in the US of the mid-late seventies? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Busy my Autumn!

So I just broke up with somebody I've been dating for several years. For the next few months I want to keep busy, improve my health, and do some things with my spare time. I'm thinking nanowrimo in November, and maybe something like the 100 pushup challenge. I'm cycling to work. What other daily self-improvement-y 'lifehacks' will make me healthy, happy and wise as I get over the bump? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2008 - 16 answers

So you have an accident at sea; who investigates?

So you have an accident at sea; who investigates? [more inside]
posted by Tenuki on Nov 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Best WordPress setup to publish a NaNo novel on the web?

So, with NaNoWriMo coming next week, I've been looking up past questions on music to write to, novel writing and organizing applications, and ways to write anywhere. But... what would be the best way to publish your NaNo novel on the web as you go? I'm thinking WordPress. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Oct 26, 2006 - 10 answers

My characters are running away with my novel!

Please help me find something to organize this monstrosity of a novel. Oh yes, there is definitely [more inside]
posted by sperose on Oct 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Write anywhere?

November is National Novel Writing Month, and I've got 50,000 words to write in 28 days. Isn't there a free web app that would allow me to write anywhere, without having to upload/download any text docs, but simply write/edit online and save changes?
posted by icetaco on Nov 2, 2005 - 12 answers

que musica por escriba!?

NaNoWriMo is comming up. What sorts of writin' music can you think of? [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Oct 2, 2005 - 24 answers

Is anybody planning to participate in nanowrimo this year?

Two weeks and counting... Is anybody planning to participate in nanowrimo this year?
posted by codger on Oct 18, 2004 - 34 answers

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