1. I love that notion that planning too much can make the story an imposing ideal that’s impossible to execute. I have suffered that plenty. The less you have to begin with, the lower your expectations of perfection–which is the ideal environment to grow a creative story, as contradictory as that seems.

    For as long as I’ve been writing, I should know this. But some lessons are so easy to forget when you’re down in the storytelling weeds.

    Thanks for this series. I’m not currently doing Nano, but as you lay out in your initial premise, this stuff applies to every month.


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