Day 26: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 26: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 26: Inspiration One week from today, the floodgates will open. You’ll be one of nearly 300,000 people setting out to accomplish the heady feat of writing a novel in 30 days. Are you excited? Nervous? A little of both. I am. And despite all my preaching in these...
Day 25: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 25: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 25: Self-Care NaNoWriMo is a bit like running a marathon. Or perhaps thirty sprints is a better analogy. In either case, you want to train your body and mind for the challenge. Self-care is an important aspect to getting ready and staying in shape to conquer Nano....
Day 24: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 24: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 24: Space and Environment We’ve spent a good deal of time contemplating the setting for your story. Giving the same degree of attention to your writing setting will serve you well come November. The art of managing space and environment for the contest really...
Day 23: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 23: 31 Magic Days of NaNoWriMo Prep

Day 23: Write Fast One of the tricks to winning at NaNoWriMo is to write fast. It is pretty essential if you are going to try to crank out 1,667 a day or more. Calibrating your expectations of yourself is one key to writing fast. The goal here is to produce a first...
Day 22: 31 Days of NaNoWriMo Preparation

Day 22: 31 Days of NaNoWriMo Preparation

Day 22: Crafting Effective Openings In just ten days, it will be Nano time! Are you ready? If you’ve been following the steps I’ve been outlining in this blog, then by now you should have a fairly solid idea of how your plot will unfold. In today’s feature, we’re...