NaNoWriMo Week 4 Review

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We’re pretty much there.  The fourth week of NaNoWriMo 2015 is behind us.

In fact, there are only two days left.

If you haven’t hit the 50K mark yet, then this is the home stretch for you to knock it out of the park.  If, on the other hand, you’re already there, then this is the time to finish the story up.

I’ve been going strong, and I’ve timed things out well.  While writing last week’s review, I spent a little time strategizing for the final week so that I could make the end of the story and the end of November align.

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NaNoWriMo Week 3 Review

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The third week of NaNoWriMo 2015 is in the books!

This is my first NaNoWriMo, and it has been quite an experience for me.

With the second week behind us, it’s time to take a look and see how it went.

I plan to continue to post a weekly “recap” throughout November, and I will take a look back at the whole thing at the end.

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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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NaNoWriMo Week 2 Review

The second week of NaNoWriMo 2015 is in the books!

This is my first NaNoWriMo ever, and it has been quite an experience for me.

With the second week behind us, it’s time to take a look and see how it went.

I plan to continue to post a weekly “recap” throughout November, and then I will take a look back at the whole thing at the end.

I had originally planned to write this article all about my progress with NaNoWriMo, but in light of recent events, something else feels more important. Continue reading

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.

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What is NaNoWriMo?

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NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The official month for
NaNoWriMo is November, although anyone can pick any other month to give it a shot for fun.

The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel – really closer to a novella than a novel – over the course of November. If you do the math, that comes out to 1,667 words per day. At about 500 words per single spaced page, that comes out to a little over 3 pages per day.

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