Now that you Nanos have your master lists of favorite books and films, and your brainstorming lists, it's time to analyze them. So here are two posts to help you do that.
Analyzing Your Master List
and longer and more in-depth:
What is Genre?
I can't emphasize enough how important it is to consider the kind of experience you want your reader, or audience to have when they read your book or see your film. In fact, I should probably blog next on exactly that.