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NaNoWriMo: Take a Break

Well, NaNoWriMo is almost over. We’ve had a spectacular month of writing and editing with internet friends, but the event is coming to an end. So, now what? You have this 50,000 word draft, and now you’re not sure what to do. My suggestion: take a break. Alright, so 50,000 words doesn’t really make a… Read More NaNoWriMo: Take a Break

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NaNoWriMo: Breaking Rules

Alright, we’re a week in! How are you doing with your NaNoWriMo goal? Are you starting to wonder whether your goal should differ from NaNoWriMo’s standard 50,000 words in 30 days? Join the club. Let’s talk about why breaking rules is sometimes imperative for NaNoWriMo. What Are The Rules? I’m sure we all know this… Read More NaNoWriMo: Breaking Rules

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NaNoWriMo: World-Building

Okay, so, it’s the last day of NaNoWriMo! You made it, congratulations! Now the real work begins. More than likely, 50,000 words isn’t going to be enough to finish the first draft of your novel. Maybe you’re only halfway through. NaNoWriMo was this freeing experience that allowed you to just jump right in with little planning.… Read More NaNoWriMo: World-Building

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NaNoWriMo: Outlining

We’re into Day 2 of NaNoWriMo!! So, as we’re still early into the event, let’s talk outlining: if you’re going to be a plotter, where do you start? Plotter or Pantser: Should You Outline? All WriMos know: either you’re a plotter or a pantser. Anyone new to NaNoWriMo is likely wondering, what the heck are plotters… Read More NaNoWriMo: Outlining

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Camp NaNoWriMo

For the months of April and July, Camp NaNoWriMo happens over at Camp. Organized by the same friendly faces as November’s NaNoWriMo, Camp focusses on a more personal experience. This year was my first attempt at Camp NaNoWriMo, so I thought I’d compile the things I learned. What is Camp NaNoWriMo? Camp NaNoWriMo is a program… Read More Camp NaNoWriMo

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Things Non-Writers Say

On the NaNoWriMo forums this year, there was a fantastic (in a horrifying and hilarious kind of way) thread talking about the things non-writers say to writers during November (and just generally any time of the year). Below is a collection of some I’ve come across myself and a reaction to the comments. “What’s your… Read More Things Non-Writers Say