NaNoWriMo 2021

I'm doing NaNoWriMo for the 13th year, because I enjoy it. I'm trying something new this year:

I'm not worried about publishing.

I'm just writing because I want to. This is a character I wanted to explore. I'm playing a fair amount of D&D these days and this is one of my characters I'm playing. I guess you could call this an obscenely over-done backstory for a character sheet.

And being me, and being the kind of person who just dumps thoughts out there in the world, I'm publishing my writing in more-or-less real time.

So anyway, if you want to read some real-time nonsense noveling, feel free to check out The Trials of Osmorn.

I'm using WorldAnvil for this because I like the idea of building the world and then letting the characters and story arise from the world instead of creating a plot and building a world around that plot.

One of my friends asked what WorldAnvil offers to make writing better, why it's better than, say, Obsidian, for keeping track of characters. Why does using WorldAnvil make me more likely to have character birthdays and eye color and what not?

And my answer is “it asks the questions.” Of course I could write all these details, but having a place where I can put these notes and see how they show up, how they connect.

So I'm trying to build characters that only interact with my “main” characters in passing.

Thoughts? Tell me about them!
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