Urban Fantasy Writer: Leslie the Inkweaver

• Official Nano name: Leslie the Inkweaver

• Title of 2016 nano project & genre: The Amazon Triangle (Urban Fantasy)

How many years have you participated? This will be my 6th year!

How did you find out about writing for Nano? When I was doing college online, a few other students were participating, and at the time I don't think I was writing 50K in a single story, much less a month. I started tracking my word count and just experimenting with writing every day, and I had so much fun that the next opportunity (two years later... Because my second attempt "accidentally" happened in October...) I actually registered, and I've been doing it officially ever since!

What is your favorite part of Nano? My favorite part is the camaraderie and community that it brings out over writing. I am meeting people in my area and making connections all over the world (via the Facebook group) by being a part of NaNoWriMo.

Strategy or tip for making the daily 1667... My strategy is just to write all the words that come into my head. Describe exactly what the character's eyes are seeing; describe their feelings, describe all the nuances. If you have trouble describing, practice "watching in slow motion." Pretend the scene is a key part of a film and you're watching it in slow motion. If you slow it down in your head, you don't feel the pressure to get through it, and you can use more words in describing it.


  1. Thank you for sharing you story. Good luck with Nano 2016. Happy writing!

  2. What a unique and promising piece of advice to slow down your imagining of a scene. I like it, as well as your name. Thank you for sharing this. Happy writing!


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