Kalindria's NaNoWriMo page

Hints, forms, events and more to help you win NaNoWriMo!

First of all, I'd like to thank Chris Baty and the wonderful folks at National Novel Writing Month for changing my life. I'd always wanted to write a novel and now, I've written SEVEN of them, three scripts and published a novel and a self-illustrated children's book! It's awesome. If you've ever wanted to write a novel, please visit: www.nanowrimo.org for more information.

The information here is stuff I've found helpful in my travels. It may help you also:

Quick questions for characters

Beatsheet - for scripts

Save the Cat beatsheet

5 Classic Plots

Character traits

Novel Settings

NaNoWriMo Calender

Excel Spreadsheet for Tracking Progress

NaNoWriMo Pocketmods - all your info in one place

Novel Emergency Matrix


Fantasy Name Generator

Baby Name Listings

Writing sites, advice, information and more:




Strunk & White's Elements of Style (buy this book!)




http://www.writersweekly.com/ (a great & helpful newsletter and more)



http://www.eharlequin.com - this one may seem surprising, but Harlequin has a lot of valuable resources and info on their site. Plus, if you've ever wanted to break into the romance field, this is a great place to do it. Harlequin offers: LEARN TO WRITE | WRITING GUIDELINES | CRITIQUE SERVICE | ARTICLES | WRITING CHALLENGES Check them out!

NOTE: The various forms and helpers listed above were not created by me but they have been offered up for use by those of us crazy enough to undertake 50,000 words in thirty days! I'll add more resources as I find them (or remember where I saw them.) If you find these useful, I invite you to stop by the NaNoWriMo forums, say hello and let me know you found this page.

Do you Tweet? You can find me on Twitter under the name @kalindria. Currently, it's mostly political content.

About kalindria

Former Municipal Liaison for Riverside and San Bernardino counties in sunny Southern California when it was all one huge territory.

Won NaNo: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, etc, etc, etc.

Won ScriptFrenzy: 2007, 2009, 2010 - sadly, ScriptFrenzy no longer exists.

To sign up for National Novel Writing Month (every November), please visit www.nanowrimo.org. It's fun, it's free and you never know what masterpieces you might end up writing!

Official Disclaimer: This is not an official NaNoWriMo site, and the content has not been reviewed by National Novel Writing Month. For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit www.nanowrimo.org.

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