Community – Keys to NaNoWriMo

My NaNo's progress!

My NaNo’s progress!

We are over halfway there, fellow NaNoers, but this late in the month, the writing is getting tough. It’s easy to let the excitement carry you through the beginning, but it gets harder and harder as the grind sets in.

Stay strong.

We’ve talked about some important tools for your NaNo toolbox: Commitment and Embracing the Suck.  This week I want to talk about one more to help you knock NaNo out of the park: the NaNoWriMo community.

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5 Tips to Crush NaNoWriMo

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NaNoWriMo is tough.

50,000 words ain’t nothing, and getting there by the end of the month is a heck of an accomplishment.

Unless you are lucky enough to engage in NaNoWriMo full time, it might be a bit of a strain to cram all of that writing in on top of your real life.  You know, all that stuff you do every day to keep the lights on?

Besides, writing is hard enough as it is.

Here are some tips to make it go a little smoother.

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Embrace the Suck – Keys to NaNoWriMo

2192192956_c9023211ca_zI want to write a story of such profound beauty as to move its readers to tears.  I want the plots and characters to be so compelling that my audience can feel them as though they are real.  I want to set scenes so perfectly my readers can step into the novel and walk within its pages.  I want to write in language so beautiful my readers speak the words aloud just to taste them on their lips.

I want to write a book that will be all things to all people. Continue reading