It's that time of year when thousands of writers around the world prepare to type faster than a speeding bullet, drink coffee more powerful than a locomotive, and leap tall deadlines in a single bound.The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a 50,000-word story from scratch in just 30 days, from November 1–30. How's that for productivity?
Character biography. Now that you know who's who, here's a template for figuring out how they got to the situation in your novel. When it's time to write a flashback or refer to a past event, you'll breathe easier (and save yourself some edits) knowing you can look up the dates in this simple timeline.