FiYoShiMo starts TOMORROW

Welcome to the end of November. NaNoWriMo wraps up, and rather than stick the file off in some virtual corner to collect dust, I’d like to suggest that you and your MS join me for #FiYoShiMo.

That’s Fix Your Shit Month. I first talked about it here. I want to give you a clearer roadmap.

It’s thirty consecutive days of blogposts, starting with the basics of storytelling, ending with post-writing and revision process. Every day there will be a explanation of a storycraft element or two as well as exercises for the particular day.

The full 30-day breakdown looks like this:

The Basics
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December 1 DAY 1: Beats
December 2 DAY 2: Direct/Indirect Beats
December 3 DAY 3: Tone and Mood
December 4 DAY 4: Genre
December 5 DAY 5: Theme

Character Stuff
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December 6 DAY 6: Character Motivations
December 7 DAY 7: Character Philosophies
December 8 DAY 8: Character Skills
December 9 DAY 9: Character Weakness
December 10 DAY 10: Character Goals
December 11 DAY 11: Protagonists / Antagonists
December 12 DAY 12: Secondary Characters

Plot Stuff
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December 13 DAY 13: Plot Intersection
December 14 DAY 14: Plot Negligence
December 15 DAY 15: Plot Sustinence
December 16 DAY 16: Plot Padding
December 17 DAY 17: Plot Interruption
December 18 DAY 18: Plot and Time
December 19 DAY 19: Plot Crutches

World Building
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December 20 DAY 20: World Building Basic Tools, Part 1
December 21 DAY 21: World Building Basic Tools, Part 2
December 22 DAY 22: World Building and Plot
December 23 DAY 23: World Building and Characters
December 24 DAY 24: World Building and Tone

Post-Writing & Revision
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December 26 DAY 26: What’s next?
December 27 DAY 27: Packaging Options
December 28 DAY 28: Pitching and Queries Part 1
December 29 DAY 29: Pitching and Queries Part 2
December 30 DAY 30: Help for People Who Write
December 31 DAY 31: FiYoShiMo Wrap-Up

Yes, I’m taking Christmas Day off.

I hope you’re ready. I hope I’m ready. We start tomorrow, at 9 am EST. See you then.

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