Thursday, November 19, 2009

NaNoWriMo Day 19

I've had a week of 600 word days. A lot of that is because I've been focused on some research and trying to pull a proposal together out of thin air. I've reread a lot of material from a year or two ago and started working on the context and purpose of the study but there's still heaps to do, and an interview to get through tomorrow.

As far as my novel is concerned, I've been playing with Wordle. What a fantastic procrastination tool. I think it could also be used to help with quicksand plots too. Just putting a couple of paragraphs into Wordle and letting it do its thing could bring a whole new idea to light. Check out the wordle I created from the first couple of paragraphs of the novel. What pictures does it bring to mind? What assumptions can you make about where the story and characters are heading?

Wordle: NaNoWriMo Star
Image (cc) Wordle.

1 comment:

Danielle Ferries said...

I must try and have a go at this, it looks great. And I have to say, life has interrpupted this week for me as well and I'm finding myself very tired. I'm really enjoying getting this story down though so I'll keep on keeping on. Happy writing.