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NaNoWriMo # 2 Find a writing paradigm.

Next tip is find a storytelling paradigm. There are plenty out there. At the basic level there is the three act, but it can get more detailed. I'll use an old favourite called the hero's journey.
However there are plenty out there if you googled. Basically it's hollywood screenwriters giving formulas. Does it work? Who cares, we just want to hit 50,000. Some do swear by them. They tend to be effective for chase novels. But hey who cares?
Let's roll.
And now it's about planning beats. Do I do this? Sometimes but hey this is for fun.
It also means if you get stuck you can just look at the plan. It's very simple. So I was using Beyonce's 4 album arrangement. Now Under each stage I'm going to put a chapter heading. Does that make sense?
As I said this is for fun, you aren't getting graded. You google for the rest. 
Its stages are:
THE ORDINARY WORLD.
1. 1+1
2. I Care
THE CALL TO ADVENTURE
I Miss You
REFUSAL OF THE CALL. 
4. Best Thing I Never Had
MEETING WITH THE MENTOR. & CROSSING THE THRESHOLD (note I'm combing two stages here)
5. Party (ft Andre 3000)
TESTS, ALLIES AND ENEMIES
6. Rather Die Young
7. Start Over
APPROACH
8. Love On Top
THE ORDEAL
9. Countdown
THE REWARD & THE ROAD BACK. 
10. End of Time
THE RESURRECTION
11. I Was Here
 RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR
12. Run The World (Girls)
So that those are the random headings, now I need to start writing under each one. The thing about NaNoWri is that you don't need to take it seriously so can release your creative juices. 
Quite a few have storytelling paradigms out there but the Hero's Journey is one I like. There are many like John Truby's 22 steps, Save the Cat and many many more.
Just google.


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