Category Archives: NaNoWriMo Strategy & Support

How to Power Through the 30k Slump During NaNoWriMo

Happy Thanksgiving, US Friends! Today we’ve got a goldmine of ideas for those brave NaNoWriMo souls who feel a bit sluggish heading into the final third of your novel. Please welcome Savannah Cordova from one of our favorite sites: Reedsy! … Continue reading

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How to Write More Words, aka, Winning at NaNo

With so many stories bouncing around in a writer’s mind, it likely comes as no surprise that most writers seek to write more—or to be more efficient in the time they have to write. In the month of November, known … Continue reading

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Two Great Tools To Help You Win NaNoWriMo

Everyone ready for NaNoWriMo? I won’t lie, I am super envious of all you NaNo Warriors. I love this event and the creativity that comes from it. How I wish I could join in the fun…but it’s not in the … Continue reading

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Fast-Draft Writing for NaNoWriMo and Every Other Month

I am an advocate of intentional writing, which almost always means slow writing, but sometimes it makes sense to write a fast draft of a book – if, for example, you are participating in NaNoWriMo, have a chunk of time … Continue reading

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5 NaNoWriMo Hacks To Keep Words Flowing

Ready to mow down some words? Read on–this will help you get to the 50K finish line! 1. Start with a plan (yes, even the Pantsers). Really, the more you know about your plot and characters going in, the more … Continue reading

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The Novelist’s Triage Center: Get Unstuck and Finish Your Book

There you are, happily pounding out words, the click and rattle of the keyboard creating a musical symphony in your writing space. And then…it happens. Your mind goes blank. At first, you don’t understand. You stare at your fingers. Why … Continue reading

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