Camp NaNoWriMo

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Yes, you’ve guessed it, I am doing Camp in April.

My mind decided I was doing it  back in November when I got the idea for the main character really. I’ve been thinking and developing the idea since, especially the plot, as I had pretty much none when I first got the idea. My first inkling on the idea was just the character really. Think Valka from How To Train Your Dragon 2 in the modern-day and you have an idea of what I’m thinking. You can read my current synopsis of my story by visiting my Camp NaNoWriMo Novel Info page.

At least, I have my main character, things I want to happen and, thanks to my search for a novel title, a very basic plot idea and know how it ends. This is how I normally write anyway. As long as I know what needs to happen, the main points, I can usually work from there. This time around however I definitely think I need to be more of a plotter rather than the pantser because the story potentially takes place over 3 years and is a bit more of a mystery thing. It’s for that mystery part I need to work on some of the mythology at least to allow me to plot out the key points for the story.

It also doesn’t help that the planning I have so far is still not fixed. I am even messing with a romance sub plot line to help me, should things go awry and I get stuck. I do have just over a week to go before the event starts so I have the time to at least hammer a bit more plot into place to make sure I can get something written in April.

Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo in April? Know what you are doing or are you waiting until the last-minute to decide? Are you in a cabin or going solo? Feel free to comment below!

Secrets of the Dragons clip

Time Warner Cable over on YouTube have posted a new clip for the next How To Train Your Dragon film.

This clip has little new material that we haven’t already seen from the trailers but naturally, if you are wanting to go to into the film blind, do not read on or watch the clip!

The new clip sees Valka, Hiccup’s mother, and Hiccup bonding and discovering they are very much a like whilst Cloud Jumper and Toothless act adorably in the snow. Watch it here:

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is due out July 4th here in the UK and June 13th in the US.

Dragons have all moved in with Gerard Butler in “How to Train your Dragon 2″

No major spoilers here but if you want to go into the film blind, do not read this!
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is due out in the UK on July 4th.

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From DreamWorks Animation, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is even more exciting than the first Oscar-nominated film. The 3D adventure is stunning, with beautiful animation, great characters and a powerful storyline about a boy named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon, Toothless.

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Gerard Butler returns as Hiccup’s dad, Stoick The Vast, mighty Chieftain of the Island of Berk.     Hiccup, now a young man, is contentedly flying with Toothless and exploring the frontiers of the Viking world, much to the annoyance of his father.

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Goodies

No spoilers here!

First off is the release online of one track from the next Dragons film soundtrack. Called ‘Where No One Goes’, the track is by Sigur Rós front man Jónsi. He is the man who did the Sticks and Stones track from the first film. Listen to ‘Where No One Goes’ on SoundCloud by going to Relativity Music Group’s page. Want to listen to Sticks and Stones and watch the official music video? Watch and listen here:

As well as the music from How To Train Your Dragon, Dreamworks have released a maze game to play. Have a go by heading to The Dragon’s Maze. It has three levels of difficulty so get as simple or as tricky as you like!

How To Train your Dragon 2 is due out in the UK on July 4th. Find out more about the film and watch the trailer by visiting the Cineworld website.

Dragon Sanctuary Clip

Dreamworks has posted a new clip for the next How To Train Your Dragon film on YouTube!

In the video featuring Valka, Hiccup’s mum, and Cloudjumper, a new type of dragon, Hiccup discovers the Dragon Sanctuary she has lived in for 20 years. Explore it as well here:

Baby Dragons HTTYD 2 Clip!

Dreamworks has yet again posted a new clip for the second Dragons film on YouTube, apparently determined to up the hype for the film.

The clip shows the gang and Gobber riding baby Nadders and struggling to keep control whilst exchanging some banter. There’s not much to really draw out from this clip so no real spoilers. You can watch it right here: