These simple strategies can put you on your way to a successful month of writing.
NaNoWriMo is famous among aspiring writers as an opportunity to struggle along with hundreds of thousands of other writers around the world to write a 50,000+ word novel in a single month — November. Camp NaNoWriMo is a more freewheeling project where you choose your own goal for the month. It doesn’t have to be a novel. It doesn’t even have to be fiction. Have a screenplay idea? Want to put together a collection of poetry? Want to publish a blog article every day for a month? Whatever your goal, Camp NaNoWriMo can accommodate it, and provide you with a group of like-minded souls to commiserate with and cheer on. You pick your goal. It doesn’t have to come with a word count goal, though you may find that having one makes it easier to measure your progress through the month. Continue reading “8 Strategies for Tackling — and Completing — a Camp NaNoWriMo Project”
Hello, fellow NanoWriMo Blog-hoppers! I’m excited to make your acquaintance and look forward to reading your blogs and your novels!
The first NaNoWriMo I participated in was a blind leap of faith, but since then I have always known right from the start on November 1 if I will win it or not. There’s a clearness of purpose and focus that I either have or don’t have before November arrives. I’m a hybrid writer, somewhere between the extremes of pantsing and obsessive pre-planning. But, when I have done no planning, had no thoughts or dreams about my stories or characters or settings, I know the month won’t result in 50,000+ words of rough draft.
This year, my setting inspiration struck in early August. Along with the setting, I had vague ideas for a plot and a handful of characters. I opened a Scrivener file and created a Pinterest board a few days later, to start capturing information about the characters and the initial setting inspiration.
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So, you’re going to take part in National Novel Writing Month.
Good for you. Excellent. As John McClane said in Die Hard: “Welcome to the Party, pal.”
Here, then, is a list of quick advice nuggets. You may nibble on these and sample the many tastes. Some of this stuff I’ve said before, some of it is new-ish — whatever helps you, helps you. Whatever doesn’t, just wad it up and throw it into the nearest incinerator. Let’s begin.
Source: A Cooling Mist Of NaNoWriMo-Flavored Novel Writing Advice « terribleminds: chuck wendig
I’m reblogging this excellent article about how to write a novel in 30 days because I needed to read it. I’ve successfully completed NaNoWriMo a few times, always writing in the same universe/future about the same characters.
Not this year.
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