5 Must read books before nanowrimo starts

The Art of Storytelling: Telling Truths Through Telling StoriesNanowrimo is just about 24 days away.  Those who are not aware of it please read this . Last time I tried my hands on it , but I could only reach about 20 k words. Hope to finish that this time ( ya I know it’s cheating:) . Last time I attended without reading about art and crafts of novel creation. My only qualification was I read a lot of novels . But I never actually read about novels. This time I am preparing by reading a few texts. Here are 5 such texts which I found quite handy.

1.No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days : An absolute must read for first timers. It’s kind of memoir / personal journal kind of text prepared by a veteran contestant about his first time.

2.Professional Plot Outline Mini-Course  : Will help you to plan your story. This is a very basic and easy read and very essential ingredient for initiating thought process.

3. Story Structure Architect: A Writer’s Guide to Building Dramatic Situations & Compelling Characters  : A very detailed analysis about arranging plot.

4. The Art of Storytelling: Telling Truths Through Telling Stories : Something to keep your creative juices flowing. Very useful to overcome writers block.

5. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations : A classic book on creating scenes and character scathing . It described almost every possible situation possible in any genre. And the best part is it’s free 🙂

Thats all for now, hope to see you in camp Nanowrimo.

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