Welcome to the Story Well, a waystation for storytellers of all stripes to pull up a seat alongside their compatriots and listen to them talk of art and craft. The topic of the day is NaNoWriMo, the writing endurance test where writers are tasked with writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. All three of us competed in this Mount Everest of writing challenges with varying levels of success. But what does success even mean in this case? We’ll talk ideas, strategies and then take some time to create a story from scratch.
November 5, 2021