The Key to a Successful NaNoWriMo? Using October Wisely – by Angela Ackerman…

by Writers Helping Writers:

Are you one of tens of thousands of intrepid writers participating in NaNoWriMo? If so, know this: you’re a rock star. Writing a novel is something many people talk about doing, but few actually do it. And here you are, pulling out your keyboard to enter the challenge of completing a novel in a month!

If NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is new to you, think CHALLENGE meets CREATIVITY. Writers all over the world set the same goal: to write 50,000 words in the month of November. That’s a boatload of words, and for many, adds up to a full novel. But whether a person reaches 50K or not, participating is a way to silence the ‘ol You can’t write a novel! jerk-voice in their head and just write. (Fun Fact: my first full-length novel was a NaNo novel.)This challenge is a great time to experiment: try a new genre, play with ideas, and let creativity take the wheel. But don’t mishear me – giving over to creativity doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do any story planning and instead assume the muse will show up on November 1st.

To be ready for a full month of intense writing bursts, we should know a few things about what we’re writing, and have a plan on how to get to our 50,000 word goal.

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6 thoughts on “The Key to a Successful NaNoWriMo? Using October Wisely – by Angela Ackerman…

  1. NaNoWriMo is a wonderful event. I’ve participated every year since 2011 where “Atonement, Tennessee” started. Honestly, I’m not sure I would have gotten started as an Indie writer without it. Clicking over to visit Angela. Thanks for sharing, Chris. Hugs.

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