NaNoWriMo is a yearly competition where people challenge themselves to write a novel of 50,000 or more words during the month of November, further details can be found on the official website.
Strictly speaking this is not connected with RPGs like the rest of my blog, but I do feel that by taking part in NaNoWriMo my writing has benefited and I certainly have more confidence in my writing; I also pull on the same mental muscles that I use when planning out an RPG campaign/session.
I started participating in 2014 and was pleased I managed to finish my first attempt, and hope to participate in future, I’m going to post links to my submissions below:
2014 submission – Down on the Farm
Down on the Farm is the story of a young man named Robert Chester who is forced to return to his family’s farmhouse near a small village by a tragedy and finds himself sheltering there against an unnatural disaster as flood-waters rise nearby.
The link below will take you to a PDF format version:
2015 submission – A Sorceror’s Tale
My plan for my 2015 novel is to create a fantasy story taking place in a traditional fantasy kingdom where knights regularly quest to rescue damsels from dragons, however, slowly certain people have begun to realise that something is not right with their world and that certain events seem to repeat themselves. The hero of the story sets out to discover the truth behind this sinister predestination.
Please note: This novel was originally called ‘Tropes’, but I changed the title shortly before the end of NaNoWriMo 2015; the novel is not finished by any means, the link below shows the stage that it was at during the end of NaNoWriMo 2015, it is an uneditted version so there will be mistakes and sections that require alteration.