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I Did NaNoWriMo

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With J Wynia, National Novel Writing Month participant

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a 30-day frenzied effort to write a 50,000 word novel. Sixty-thousand fiction writers around the world sign up at the NaNoWriMo Web site to work on a first draft at the pace and place of their choice. (See founder Chris Baty’s interview at Sign Up for National Novel Writing Month.) There’s no money involved, just inspiration and camaraderie.

NaNoWriMo just ended. How did it go?

J Wynia is a Web consultant, writer, and geek who lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two basset hounds. This is his first National Novel Writing Month.

In this fascinating interview, J talks about:

  • Why he participated in NaNoWriMo
  • Why his resolve not to prepare in advance almost drove him crazy
  • How the writing process went
  • How he felt when he wasn’t able to finish his manuscript
  • How a simple hook helps him build characters
  • How he attacks the knotty problem of dialog
  • What food has to do with characterization
  • Why he plans to give away the novel when it’s completed
  • Why he’s so excited about the idea of open source fiction

Join J and host Paula B. as they explore the process of accelerated novel writing.

Interviewee: J Wynia
Host: Paula B
Date: December 6, 2005
Running time: 59:53 minutes
File size: 33 megabytes
Rating:: G
J Wynia’s Web site: www.wynia.org
Mentioned during the interview: Beneath the Crust of Humble Pie

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO J WYNIA MP3 HERE