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Introducing The Guidebook #Guidebook #NaNoWriMo

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

Creative projects are exciting. And, scary. For more than fifteen years, I've been developing a structured process to make my creative projects more fun and less frightening.

I call this structured process The Guidebook because it leads me from a whisper of an idea through all of the twists and turns that take me to a completed project.

The Guidebook, in its current form, is a series of illustrations with questions and tasks that help me work my way through obstacles and plot my path to completion. That works well for me, but it needs some context to be useful to other people.

My vision for The Guidebook is to provide the text that will transform it to a full-fledged book. But, before I do that, I want to see how other people interact with The Guidebook, so that I have more than my own experience to draw from when I'm writing the encouraging words that help more people complete more creative projects.

This is where you come in. What creative project could you complete this fall? I'm going to do NaNoWriMo - a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November.

Join me and a cohort of others working through The Guidebook to complete a creative project. We'll plan and prepare together in September and October, do the bulk of the work on the project in November, and wrap things up in early December.

I'll have a new post every day in the coming week to provide more details on how this will all work. Tomorrow, I'll talk about how The Guidebook and NaNoWriMo have worked for me.

Send me an email if you want to join a cohort of people following The Guidebook to prepare for and complete NaNoWriMo (or some other creative project) this fall. I'm at yahoo and use all three of my names smashed together as the account name.

Comment on this post if you have questions that I can address here or in a post later this week.

Introducing The Guidebook #Guidebook #NaNoWriMo

About Joy Weese Moll

a librarian writing about books

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