My NaNoWriMo Survival Kit

I am currently putting together my NaNoWriMo survival kit, to be ready for November 1st. It will include:


a slow cooker Oval Crock Pot

a slow cooker Oval Crock Pot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


  • My laptop, with ,y folder and document already begun for writing my book.
  • My NaNoWriMo Notebook, with character sketches, outlines, etc. (Minimal information only for ultimate creativity.) This also holds my research notes.
  • Pens and pencils.
  • Scrap paper.
  • Tea. Lots of tea. And sugar.
  • Snacks. Healthy and not.
  • Easy foods to prepare for meals.
  • My slow cooker.
  • Library list: Hours and days for both.
  • Candles and matches. Yes, I like to write by candlelight rather than using light bulbs at night.
  • Television with assorted DVD’s. For background noise


I think that is all I should need 🙂


Shannon L. Buck


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.

6 thoughts on “My NaNoWriMo Survival Kit”

  1. I am not doing detailed character sketches. I know the basic information about each character, and will build them as I move along through the book. I have very basic notes on plot, setting, etc.

  2. Great list! I should do that too. I love the crock pot idea because yeah, forget about making dinner in November!

  3. Wow, think I need to come to your house for nanowrimo, sounds like you have everything needed lol. I just got a new battery for my laptop so I can actually take it places, and I’ve been brainstorming characters, but nothing intense. As for as character sketches, how detailed are you getting? I’ve been tempted to fill out one of those long, detailed character profile things, but I don’t know if that is necessary.