When NaNoWriMo Is Over

When you finish: Sit on it. Don’t immediately launch into editing it, don’t go back and look at rewrites, don’t take extra notes unless you desperately need to, just sit on it. Put it away for awhile, do other things, read a book. This story has consumed your life for a month, and you need Read More …

NaNoWriMo Activities

The fun stuff: Gather your music! I highly recommend snagging some soundtracks, preferably instrumental ones. Lyrics can distract you at a crucial time, but instrumental soundtracks are perfect! You got your kickass music, your sad music, your talky music, it’s all there. Cast your characters! We live in a very visual age, and frankly, it’s Read More …

10 NaNoWriMNo Tips

Get as far ahead of the daily target as you can in week 1 while you’re running on adrenaline. Week 2 is tough, and having a good margin will help you enormously. Turn off the television. If you think you can write in front of the tv you are just kidding yourself. Treat yourself for Read More …