So I have never completed a NaNoWriMo in its entirety, one the hardest struggles has been running out of ideas and direction.
I have found the easiest thing for me is planning out what I want to write about.
I found a platform that I use which makes planning things easier and it has so many functions from character/world building to options for writing in the platform and it’s even something where you can use it for fantasy table top role playing games (ex. D&D).
World Anvil has been a huge help with world building and allowing me to write things and connect them to each other (I’m not getting paid anything to promote them). You can have various categories/sub categories/articles and each of these allow you to further break them down into various sub sections. For someone like me whose writing a fantasy novel this is like God’s gift to earth!
These are the various articles you can have and they can be connected into a ton of different things including who might run a country, where these buildings are and so many other things.
Here’s the kicker it even has a built in manuscript section that works just like Microsoft Word and since it’s all built into the system you can literally tab between writing, to your character articles and then back to writing all over again. This is extremely robust and it makes writing so much easier because it’s all in one place.
The last thing about this that makes it so appealing is you can also upload files/images/roleplay. This is just as awesome for fantasy world building as well especially regarding table top RPG’s. It really is perfect for planning and all around great for making sure you can build something and allow yourself to plan out what and how you’re going to do this.
So if you want to check it out it’s pretty cool and pretty exciting to use. I plan on using this all through NaNoWriMo and again me and the majestic wife will be on twitch streaming as we write and talking about what we’re writing about. We hope you’ll join us and come hang out when we start writing in November! The channel is here.