Wednesday, 24 April 2019

A to Z Blogging Challenge: U is for Underwear

Welcome back to my A to Z Blogging Challenge for 2019. Today on my A to Z of Nanowrimo, I'm writing about U for Underwear. I know what you're thinking. She's gone way off track with this one. She's gone back to writing about knickers, as usual. Well... I'd like to be able to defend my actions but it's true. I really have gone off track and as I try to explain myself, maybe I'll be able to talk myself into explaining how U for Underwear relates to Nanowrimo because I cannot, for the life of me, think about how to connect the two.

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Ok, so to start with, we all wear underwear. Sometimes, if it's hot outside, people might write in their underwear because they're at home and comfortable and nobody is around the criticise. Yes! That's a good point. There's probably people all over the world sitting around in nothing but their underwear during the month of November and writing their novels. So, that's the first way that U is for Underwear and it relates to Nanowrimo.

Secondly, there's the fact that when people talk about whether they plot their novels or not, they call themselves plotters or pantsers. Plotters being the ones who do plan and plot their novels and pantsers being the ones who don't do any prior planing. So, in the UK we call underpants pants. I know it means trousers in America and other parts of the English speaking world but over here they are pantsers. So, pantsers is related to underwear in that way. Ha! I'm doing quite well now.

Next, there's this little writing tip. If you get stuck and can't think of how to get out of a period of writer's block, just add a random pair of knickers lying on the floor into your book. Sex scene? Good. Now it's potentially a menage romance because whose knickers are they? Murder scene? Adds a whole new sinister dimension. Ghost story? How about a pair of ghostly knickers fall from the ceiling? Comedy timing genius moment. There are very few stories that won't be improved by a random pair of pants appearing on the floor. Just saying.

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Well, I think I have explained myself quite well and even talked myself into believing that U for Underwear is totally the right choice for my A to Z of Nanowrimo. I don't know why I didn't see all this before.

Tomorrow on the A to Z of Nanowrimo I am writing about V for Verification while over on Rock Paper Spirit today I'm writing about U for Unicorns. And anyone who knows me could have predicted that choice a mile off.

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