2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
After PortCon Update:
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
My NaNoWriMo Journey
EelKat's Guide to NaNoWriMo
My NaNoWriMo Journey
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The high rate of hate email I receive via NaNoMail now requires me to
add this notice to my profile: For future reference, because I am a very
famous author, I receive on average 20,000 emails a week, I used to
ignore the haters, but now I take threats via emails very seriously,
after a man threatened to burn my house down and than did via building a
bomb out of a grease fryer stuffed with fly tapes, that after leaving
pictures of guns taped to my front door. He is now in prison. Since 2001
I forward all hate emails to the police and being the writer of erotica
and gorn, I get a lot of them. In the past year 2 of my emailers have
gone to prison. Carefully consider whether or not you want to join them,
before you click send. Thank you.
Also, before you click 'send'
make sure the person on the receiving end of your hate filled email
isn't suicidal. Delete the email, you'll stay out of prison and you'll
save a life.
Who am I? I have Autism and do not speak verbally,
thus I write and type as a way to communicate when face to face with
others. Speech is very difficult for me. My verbal words are desperately
slurred and stuttered and go from either way too fast or way too slow.
Most times I know what I want to say, but the words that come out of my
mouth are mixed up and in the wrong order so sound like nonsense. Folks
often consider me "dumb" due to my being near-mute and desperate lack of
getting words out in the correct order. I write 7k words a day just as
part of my daily non-verbal speech. That is how I am able to pound out
15k a day during NaNoWriMo every year. It is very frustrating when I
want to talk to someone and they pat me on the head and say something
like: "It's okay, here have a candy. Poor thing she can't understand us
Because of the disabling nature of my Autism, even
though I am now in my 40s, I require constant "adult supervision" to
ensure that I remember to do basic normal things like eat or sleep - 2
things often forget to do and go up to 12 days without some times. My
days are spent writing morning, noon, and night, for having Autism it is
one of the few things I am able to do at all.
Until 2005 I had
agoraphobia. Today I have no house to be in, so, basically can say
nothing cures agoraphobia better than Hurricane Karenina did. Actually I
still have agoraphobia, just don't have a house to not leave anymore.
My car replaced my house. I don't leave my car anymore. It gives me more
freedom as I can now go places, but still having difficulty in getting
out of my car and going in places once I get there. I have progressed to
being able to go in buildings, with glass front, and parking places by
said windows, which allow me to enter the building. Getting out of sight
of my car is still not happening, but I'm working on it and I am able
to get farther and farther away (even if just a few inches) every day,
so still a ways to go, but slowly getting better.
Because of my
agoraphobia, it had been nearly 20 years (prior to 2005) since I had
last had face to face contact with another human, outside of my Mormon
family and members of the local Mormon church. Since 1975 I only left
the house on Sundays to go to church. Since every person I knew was a
Mormon and since the excommunication every Mormon shuns me, I am now
alone, with no one, no family, no friends. One goal I have is to, in
addition to learning to get out around town, is to learn to speak
vocally, and hopeful make a friend. No contact with humans in so many
years, means I have no friends. I'm never quiet sure how to respond to
people. Autism and agoraphobia are not a good mix, and when you are near
mute, people are not open to the idea of getting to know you, and thus I
remain unwillingly alone.
Because I can not speak in a manner
that can be understood by others, I write to communicate. This led to me
writing books as well. I wrote my first book in 1978 and haven't
stopped writing since. In that time I have written 30+ books, 200+ short
stories, 2,000+ articles, a few dozen plays, a local restaurant
review/food critic column, and 2 advice columns.
My NaNoWriMo Journey has been as follows:
the years there have been 8 family deaths occur during the last 2 weeks
of November. The last week of November is also my wedding anniversary
and the month my baby died. And the month my dog Buddy died. It is also
the month of the excommunication from the Mormon church which resulted
in my being shunned by 100% of every single person I knew. People I knew
and loved treat me like I do not exist, as though I am invisible, not
like I was dead, but like I was never born. Excommunication from the
Mormon church cancels everything you ever did in the church, including
marriage. Since November 2003, my Mormon High Priest husband of 27 years
denies we were ever married. In November 2003 I was left abandoned and
left alone. Every November since 2003 I become deeply suicidal and local
police officers put me on suicide watch for the month of November.
year I do not join NaNoWriMo because I love to write. I join it,
because I am ordered to do so by psychologists and local police
officers, who believe NaNoWriMo to be the only thing powerful enough to
keep me alive til the end of the month. They also recommend that I not
do NaNoWriMo alone, that I attend the Write-Ins, groups, and meetings to
ensure that I am always in the company of others, in the hope that I
will make a friend and find a reason to live again.
In 2010 it
became apparent to the psychologist and police officers that NaNoWriMo
was losing it's ability to keep me alive, mostly as a result of the
local write-ins where one member made a constant habit of screaming
obscenities at me while running out of the cafe and telling the others
in the group "I won't be anyplace EelKat is, you chose her or me, you
let EelKat join this group and I'll never come back!", than coming to
NaNo and mailing me hate emails (filled with baffling weird nonsense of
"Stealing my thunder, blah, blah, blah, stepping on my toes, blah, blah,
blah, my turn to shine, blah, blah, blah....--- I do not understand
much of what she says, and I only saw her at that one meeting I
certainly was never close enough to her to step on her toes, I can't
understand what she is talking about at all. I find her words confusing
and frightening), and starting in 2013 she took to starting forum
threads to publicly continue her endless mindless hysterical hate. Who
this drama queen is, how she thinks she knows me, or why she is filled
with such vehement hate for me, I do not know. I can only assume that
she must be a friend or relative of one of the Mormons who shuns me, for
I can see no other reason for her actions. It was the problems this
woman caused with her drama sessions at the Write-Ins that caused me to
rarely attend meetings afterwards, I have Autism and being around loud
show-off center of attention people who enjoy causing scenes and
commotions are not something people with Autism are able to be around
(we are very sensation to light and sound).
Thus is how I came to
have a driver's license as they felt that if I had more freedom to
leave the yard more often, perhaps go to college, as NaNoWriMo write-ins
wasn't working to give me a reason to want to live anymore, maybe than I
could find a reason to want to live at college they suggested. This
resulted in driving the car into the river and the suggestion that,
perhaps the car could be your reason to live? Keep the car running, take
car of it, decorate it, love it, it'll take you any where you want to
go, and so in 2011, I built the Dazzling Razzberry, my protector, my
only friend: a 1992 Volvo covered in suicide notes painted to it's doors
and 2.5million beads and marbles glued to it's top side. As long as
long as there is room for one more bead, I have a reason to wake up the
next day, if only to find a new bead to glue to my car. That cures the
problem most of the year, but come November the month I need to forget,
it is not enough, and nor anymore is NaNoWriMo.
I did not receive
my drivers license until my late 30s. My daily driver, is The Dazzling
Razzberry aka The Autism Awareness Car and for folks who've never seen
it before here's a picture of what a car with 2.5million beads, buttons,
marbles, and rhinestones glued to it looks like:
My other car is
The GoldenEagle aka The World's Most Haunted Car. You can see a picture
of that one here: https://www.eelkat.com/GoldenEagle.html
the first of many suicide attempts, it was suggested that I try to find
something to occupy my time during the month of November, so that I
would have no time to think about the loss of my family and being alone
for rest of my life. The suggestion ended with: "You're a writer aren't
you, why not try NaNoWriMo?"
I signed up the last week of Nov
2004, but never actually got started writing anything. Did 2k of random
plotting, didn't really get to actual story-prose-type writing though.
I failed this
year...did like 5,000 before I got bored with my plot. I was confused
with the whole "contest atmosphere" too, and had not really gotten into
the spirit of the whole write 50k as fast as possible thing, because I
was too busy trying to write at my best instead of a my fastest, so I
just fizzled out big time. Plus, not really a novel writer. Short
stories mostly, plays too, children's books, non-fic self help guides,
but no novels. I've written 30 books, yes, novels, no. Books does not =
novels! LOL! Not really sure why I thought I could write a novel.
Script Frenzy 2006:
In 2006 I joined Script Frenzy, I think I wrote about 5 pages before life happened and I never got back to it.
changes: a flood in May took out our house and left us homeless, we
started rebuilding, but a fire on October took that too. I moved into
the now world famous "tent of Old Orchard Beach", which was a tarp over a
wood pile, and was buried on October 27th by a blizzard that dumped 3
feet of snow in a single night. With no heat, no electricity, no lights,
no running water, no toilet, and only a sleeping bag, a tarp, and 9
cats to keep out the cold, I set out to join NaNoWriMo once again,
writing by hand by flashlight at night and typing it up online at the
library by day.
In the 2006 relaunch of the site, the 2004
archive got deleted, along with the accounts of many members who had
joined prior to 2006. My account was one of the thousands that vanished
in October of 2006. :( Luckily, because the system was wiped clean it
had no memory of the deleted usernames either, thus allowing us to start
new accounts with the exact same usernames. YAY! So, now my account
says I signed up in 2006 instead of 2004, like it is supposed to say
(many of us whose accounts now say 2006 as our join date, actually
joined before.) However, by that time I had spent most of 2006 in the
local libraries posting on the forums and had figured out that the
contest was all about writing lots of words and hope they come out as a
novel, rather than write a smooth polished publishable novel in 30 days,
and so by the time November 2006 rolled around I was ready to toss my
inner editor aside and try it again.
The result? I did 183,000
word longhand first and retyped at the library, my first win (2006) ...
kind of to make up for failing the first year I guess, but than never
went back to edit it. =P It was "almost" a novel. It was a set of
interconnected short stories.
I tried to attend the write-ins,
however nearest one was a 2-hour drive, and still not yet having a
driver's license, or access to a ride, meant 7 hour walk 1 way to get
there. I was already walking 45mins each way to the library each day so I
opted out of write-ins that year.
Script Frenzy 2007:
In 2007 I started Script Frenzy again, than life got in the way again and I never wrote a word.
reached 75,000 this year (or rather validated at 75k, no idea how much I
actually wrote), I never finished the story, because my computer ate
large sections of it! ***screams*** ***pulls out hair*** Lesson
learned, I now know to make copies of my draft and save it on a private
blog I created specifically for saving my drafts on.
Script Frenzy 2008:
up once again for Script Frenzy. I returned to Script Frenzy ready to
write what I never got to write the year before, only to learn the
contest had been moved from June to April and was already over! ARRGH!
2008, I did the unthinkable and changed my goal from 50k to 200k. YOW!
But I did it and finished out the month with my biggest total ever:
238,153 words in 30 days!!!! (spaced out over 5 different books btw - 3
of them short story collections - none of which I totally finished, but
one of which "For Fear of Little Men" was published February 2010.
YAY!) I broke a lot of personal writing records that year, including to
reach 50,000 words on day 3 of the contest! Yay! I may try a 50k weekend
Local write-ins this year, only 2 towns away, little
over an hour to walk there so, I went to all of them. This being my
first face-to-face contact with humans in 20 years, I was finding many
changes to the outside world: including that it was now a world where
women wore pants! Strange change all around, but found "the culture
shock" of how vastly fashions, cars, and technology had changed in 20
years was very little compared to attempting to speak with vocal words.
Had a very hard time at the write-ins as a result - other people talk a
lot, I am near mute and have trouble forming sentence with my voice. I
spent the write-ins writing alone, while others chattered.
Script Frenzy 2009:
order to make certain I actually wrote something this time around, I
did the unthinkable and signed up as the ML for Script Frenzy in both
Saco and Portland (for some reason you couldn't sign up for one without
the other, don't know why) [see here for Script Frenzy ML info:
http://2012.scriptfrenzy.org/user/132659 ] and went crazy shuffling
write-ins between the 2 regions, but still ended up writing 12 plays
each between 10 - 30 "theater minutes" long, meaning I wrote enough for
THREE Script Frenzy contests instead of one! YAY!
Part of the
difficulty in MLing was: agoraphobia, how do I leave the yard and get to
meetings I am supposed to be running 5 towns away? And I still had not
gotten my drier's license yet. Fortunately a fellow Screnzier gave me a
ride. But than I had Autism and could not talk, how to overcome this
challenge? It was very difficult, but I made it through it, and kept the
meetings going year round.
2009 rolled around and I did not start because I had a stroke October
19th and than got N1H1 a week later. I was determined not to let
anything stop me from joining the contest though, so on day 14 of the
contest I was back and attempting to write double time, in spite of the
fact that my stroke had affected my ability to use my hands and legs. I
dragged on very, very slowly, however, in spite of my efforts, and by
the last week it was looking like I wouldn't reach 50k by November 30th;
but than suddenly in the last 5 days I just sat down, joined a 50k
weekend challenge and wrote steady none stop day and night, made it to
27k one day, and shocked myself when I made it to 114,000 before the
30th! Got lots of T-Manor stories done this year. :)
Local write ins canceled and still had no ride to the nearest local ones 2 hours away.
Script Frenzy 2010:
ML-ing for Script Frenzy, [see here for Script Frenzy ML info:
http://2012.scriptfrenzy.org/user/132659 ] but the region name was
changed from Saco and Portland, to Southern Maine. So the two regions
got combined or something. Made MLing so much easier. Just started
having meetings in Saco, I was walking distance from there. Talking
still troublesome though, but better than before. Continued running the
meetings year round.
Started car pooling with a fellow WriMo this year to the nearest Write-Ins (which were a 2 hour drive one way)
my hip on October 28 and was stuck in bed for weeks on end (though
still dragged myself to the meetings). Unable to walk clear on into
January (due to developing arthritis in hip as a result of the broken
bone) I found I was unable to do all of the things I normally do,
including I was unable to return to my annual Christmas temp job at
Macy's, and suddenly instead of worrying I had no time to write, I ended
up with more time to write than I knew what to do with and ended the
month with a whopping 238,000+ words, beating my own record by only a
few dozen words. Rebelling with lots of short stories once again. Made a
mental note to remind myself to aim for 250k in 2011.
Script Frenzy 2011:
year of Screnzy ML-ing and another win! [see here for Script Frenzy ML
info: http://2012.scriptfrenzy.org/user/132659 ] I wrote scattered
10-minute plays and finished the month with 150 pages instead of 100.
And a new change: I now had a driving permit (a huge
challenge for Autistic people as the state rarely will allow Autistics
to drive a car.) This gave me the freedom to drive my car as opposed to
living in it in the yard. Also meant I could set up more write ins at
more locations, reach more Screnziers.
Camp NaNoWriMo 2011 - August Edition Beta Test run:
a few of us long running NaNoers/Screnzyers got the invite to this
(basically just us MLs from Screnzy and NaNo), "set your own goal and
write" contest. I wrote 35k, but did not feel the warmth of the usual
contest comradely, seeing how there were only about 1,000 writers spread
across the world, so no local meetings. It should be better once more
folks start doing it.
2011 will be my 8th year at NaNo. So far I've had 7 years and 5 wins
and this year I'm going for my 6th win. Signed up for NaNo University
this year. Will be leading the YCCC University Write-Ins this year.
Didn't get out to the 2-hour drive write-ins, but YCCC was only 50mins
drive each way so ran these meetings as all day and just stayed on
campus writing with other students. Talking issues not a problem as
English Majors seemed to prefer to silently write than talk during
Big changes in 2011 - I am now a college student, a
writing intensive English major, working my way to transferring to
Harvard in 4 years. I now have a driver's license. I'll soon be moving
into a motorhome and will no longer be homeless for the first time since
May 2006! I'm back at Macy's for yet another insane
Thanksgiving/Christmas selling season. It is the day before NaNoWriMo
begins and I have no plan, no plot, and no idea what I'm going to write,
much less how I'm going to write 250,000 words in 30 days while
juggling college and the holiday rush at Macy's. We'll see where this
month takes us.
Turns out I'm rebelling with lots of short stories once again. Made it past 200k - barely. Oh well, try for 250k next year.
Script Frenzy 2012:
again! Loving it! activity level: very active ML - very, very, very,
active; OMG! Now that I can drive, I'm doing daily meetings instead of
weekly meetings this year. More and more locations all over York and
Cumberland Counties. Fun! I'm the ML of the Southern Maine region of
Script Frenzy so both counties fall in the region. Most face to face
Write-Ins held at Southern Maine Community College, but remembering the
pain of wanting to go to write-ins and having no way to get there, I
took up up driving to member towns on their request to do mini-writings
at cafes walking distance from their homes. I put several hundred miles
on my car this month! LOL! Still having write-ins year round too, just
moved locations to the Dinning Hall at the campus now. [see here for
Script Frenzy ML info: http://2012.scriptfrenzy.org/user/132659 ]
Made it to 120 pages! Yay!
with lots of short stories once again. Will be leading the SMCC
University Write-Ins this year, instead of YCCC, because I transferred
Got slowed up a lot by homework! Yowsah! Only made it to a measly 88k this time. Oh well, at least it was over 50k!
Script Frenzy 2013:
sad that Chris Baty retired, and also Script Frenzy has been canceled.
Screnzy was far better than NaNoWriMo ever was, maybe that's because I
write short stories and scripts more than novels? Sad. Very Sad. I will
certainly miss Screnzy.
Oh well, we are still holding the write
ins, though Screnzy or no Screnzy! Yay! We don't need a contest to keep
the local meetings going, so all the usual places are still hosting
write-ins, we just won't be writing for Screnzy anymore. [see here for
Script Frenzy ML info: http://2012.scriptfrenzy.org/user/132659 ]
Suppose we'll have to call the meetings something different than Screnzy
Write-Ins now right? Anyone got any ideas, what we should call it now,
let me know.
And Camp will be going on in April now so, I guess I can write a script for that instead?
Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 - April Edition:
Was planning to do a play, but my professor wants me to work on a novel for class, so I just I might as well start that instead.
synopsis: It's 1500s Nepal, war is raging with China, Dawa's village
was razed by Chinese soldiers, she is the only survivor, and now she is
forced to become a thief to survive. In her travels she meets a man who
is also on the run, but unlike her, he is not running from enemy
soldiers, he's running from a band of demon slayers, but he keeps this
secret from her, and she thinks him a common criminal running from the
law. The two of them travel higher into the Himalayas to escape their
enemies, and find true love only to have that love shattered when she
discovered the man she loves is really a demon. At this point I have no
idea how it's going to end.
I finished the month with 65k, but did not finish the book. Again, novels not my thing.
Camp NaNoWriMo - April 2012, August 2012, & August 2013:
forgot to write down my wins for these Camps. Oh well. Did them all.
Won them all, seeing how I set my goal at 10k each time, because I
wasn't planning to do more than 1 short story each time. :P They were
all low numbers 30k to 75k, no big wins. All short stories and plays. No
No idea what I'm
going to write. Probably horror. Probably about Roderic. Probably
shorts. Maybe a few plays? Will try for 250k again, maybe I'll make it
this time. I wonder if I can make it to 458k? Should I try?
SMCC University meetings are now in their 5th semester! Not sure yet
where we'll be meeting. Student lounge? Dinning hall? Both? We'll figure
Year round Screnzy meetings still going on, even after a
whole year without Screnzy! Yay! [see here for Script Frenzy ML info:
http://2012.scriptfrenzy.org/user/132659 ] Unfortunately without the
Script Frenzy contest we have lost most of our group members. So sad.
Still have not come up with a new name for the group.
sadness this year on top of already sadness from before. I am giving up
on attending NaNoWriMo Write-Ins, after a wild lashing out by another
member in October, well before NaNo starts. She made it very clear that
non-verbal socially disabled people like myself are not welcomed not
only at the write-in, but also on the regional online forums. It is very
upsetting considering that NaNoWriMo is my ONLY social face to face
contact with humans through out the entire year. It is very hard for me
to leave my yard on any day, NaNoWriMo was the only social activity I
had, the write-ins and regional forums the only time of the year I get
to socialize with other humans. I do not like to be in places where I am
not wanted. this is very upsetting because I have no place else to go
and no one else to talk to.
NaNoWriMo has saved me from suicide
many times because it is held during November. I have PTSD and the
trigger date it Thanksgiving Day 2003. That's why I joined NaNoWriMo in
2004. That's why I join NaNoWriMo every year. Without NaNoWriMo this
year, I don't know how I'll make it through Thanksgiving Day and live to
the end of the month. NaNoWriMo was all I had left to live for. I must
write and not think, but how do I do that without the interaction of the
regional members? I don't know.
Well, the SMCC University meetings will still be going at least.
UPDATE: November 2015: The page you are on now, was written in 2007 and updated every November until 2014 - It was last updated October 31, 2014 and there are no future updates planned for it, as after 10 years of doing it, I have retired from "traditional" NaNoWriMo and am now doing a different writing goal each November.
For the current NaNoWriMo 2015 update see THIS PAGE (which includes the first public release of my Dares Generator and information on how I use it to reach 50,000 words in 3 days instead of 30 days, along with info on how I reached 537,000 words in 2013 and thus changed my writing goals for NaNoWriMo.)
UPDATE: October 31, 2014 -
Due to a major hacking of my online accounts, and the theft and plagiarism of some 1,371 of my how-to articles for writers, I am now removing from public access MOST of my How To Guides for writers. They will return at a future date, but henceforth they will not be available for free. I'm tired of shit-head thieves stealing my work and passing it off as theirs. I'm sorry, to those of you who were not creeps and trolls, I know it's not fair to you, but, the hacking was done by a local person did a lot more damage than you know - the vandalism to my house and cars and the murders of my pets and death threats to my family, are not something I take lightly.
Until we can get to the bottom of this and get this jackass stalker out of my life, I am simply not able to leave my articles online, due to the court case that is now brewing over this. I am also leaving NaNoWriMo, because the local NaNoWriMo ML Kendra Silvermander is the cousin of the man doing the harassment, stalking, vandalism (which included blowing up my house with a grease fryer bomb) and has been not only stealing my how to guides and posting them on the NaNoWriMo forums as her own, but also shows up at local restaurants to threaten me and my family while we are trying to eat. I am utterly disgusted that NaNoWriMo allows a filthy, thieving, vandalizing, scum bag like this to continue to year after year, inciting anti-EelKat riot threads on the NaNoWriMo forum, while continuing to allow her to steal my articles off my web site and post them to NaNoWriMo's website as hers.
This article you are reading now, is one of the few, I have not taken down, it is however drastically shorted. My mega long 20,000 word how to articles are ALL removed now, with only and the ones that remain are stripped of most of the info, with only the barest minimum required to answer the reader question - in many cases the articles are 90% shorter then when they originally appeared, most now under 2,000 words instead of their 20,000 word originals.
Complete Index of
EelKat's Guide to NaNoWriMo
(Including The ORIGINAL 13 Steps To Writing Method)
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- EelKat's Guide To NaNoWriMo
- Why Write 50,000 Words In 30 Days?
- How Can I Possibly Write a Novel in 30 Days?
- Don't Quit!
- How long does it take to hit 1667 words? and 50k in one day - is it possible?
- Write Now - Edit Later
- Write it YOUR Way!
- What Is Word Padding?
- Word Padding & Why You Should Never Do It!
- More ways to write fast without word padding . . .
- After NaNoWriMo - Writing to Publish
- What I Did In 2006 - Reaching 50,000 using The 13 Step Method to Writing
- The Secret to Reaching Word Count Goals Without Using Word Padding - What I Did During National Novel Writing Month 2007
- NaNoWriMo 2008: 50k in 3 Days!
- Writing Tip: Have Fun!
- But, I want to finish a book I already started . . .
- Does writing a bunch of short stories count for National Novel Writing Month?
- Write What YOU Want To Write!
- Accepting Your Writing Style
- Writing Advice Doesn't Always Work
- What do You Look For in a Book?
- Creating Character Profiles
- Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
- What Genre is My Vampire Story?
- What Genre is My Mermaid Story?
- Does What You Read Effect What You Decide To Write? or What's on My Bookshelf . . .
- WHERE Should I write? Where do you feel you write more?
- Create Your Own Writer's Retreat
- I Want to Keep Writing December and Beyond: JaNoWriMo, FebNoWriMo, SeptNoWriMo, OctNoWriMo . . . ???
- Script Frenzy
- Narration for Writers
- Novel? Novella? Short Story? How Do I Know What Am I Writing?
- ABCs of Writing
- How to Become a Writer
- Are You a Renegade Writer?
- Creating a Fantasy World
- After NaNoWriMo: Editing your draft into a manuscript
- After National Novel Writing Month: Marketing Your Book
- After NaNoWriMo: Home Office, Town Zoning, and IRS Oh My! The Business Side of Being an Author
- My NaNoWriMo Journey: The answer the the oft asked question "So what exactly did you write during National Novel Writing Month?"
- How Long is 50,000 Words?
- Cliches To Avoid When Writing a Story
- What are the Benefits of NaNoWriMo?
- Is NaNoWriMo About Quantity Over Quality?
- How Do You Pick Which Story to Write?
- You too can NaNoWriMo like a pro
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