Ian Philpot

National Novel Writing Month ParticipantNovember is almost here, and I’ve already told almost everyone I know about my participation in NaNoWriMo. I’ve also shared how important it is for me that I meet the 50,000 word goal, because I will be taking care of a six-month-old next year and may not have the time to participate.

Just like last year, I plan on blogging as I write my novel. I’ve found that to be a huge help with developing my characters and scenes.

So if you’re sick of reading about NaNoWriMo, I’ll see you in December.


RightPromptOn a slightly different—but slightly similar—topic, I’ve been running a writing prompt blog on the side for the last year or so. It started as an attempt to see what all I could automate with IFTTT, so I set up a WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr accounts to update with content from an RSS of a writing prompt subreddit. It worked fairly well, and I was putting no effort in.

The next phase has been cutting off the RSS feed and writing the content on my own. With that increased control over what the content is and when it goes out, I’ve seen followership increase a little. I’m going to run special NaNoWriMo prompts over the month of November, and hopefully that will help.

Here are the links to the different outlets for the writing prompts:
WordPress: http://rightprompt.wordpress.com
Blogger: http://rightprompt.blogspot.com
Tumblr: http://rightprompt.tumblr.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RightPrompt