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 FIVE of them and three scripts! It's awesome. If you've ever wanted to write a novel or a script, please visit: www.nanowrimo.org and www.scriptfrenzy.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

5 Classic Plots

Character sheet basic

Character traits

Novel Settings

NaNo Nametags

Excel Spreadsheet for Tracking Progress

NaNo Pocketmods - all your info in one place

Novel Emergency Matrix


Outline 50K 20 Chap

Plot Worksheet

The Randomizer Novel Rescue Companion

World Building Categories

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! 


These various forms and helpers 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 Twitter? You can find me there - occasionally - under the name kalindria.

We have a critique group on YahooGroups too. Find us here:

Please join us if you wish!


Former Municipal Liaison for Riverside county in sunny Southern California

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

Won ScriptFrenzy: 2007, 2009, 2010

Participated in ScriptFrenzy: 2008


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! ScriptFrenzy is held in April each year. Sign up for free at www.scriptfrenzy.org.

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.