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16.67 Ways to Juice Your Daily NaNoWriMo Word Count

image by Pierre Metivier The best thing and the worst thing about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the relentlessness of your daily word count goal. You don’t have to write 1667 words a day, of course, but if you want to get to 50,000 words by the end of …

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Five Reasons Not to do NaNoWriMo

We’re three days into November. Or, as many of think about it, three days into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Cathy wrote a great post yesterday about trusting your gut during NaNoWriMo. Today I thought I’d write a post about the reasons you shouldn’t do NaNoWriMo at all. Now, to …

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How NaNoWriMo Helps Creativity Soar

I’m 10,000 feet in the air. I’m in an airplane. I hate to fly, but I’m not paying much attention to that. I’m much more consumed with what’s waiting on my laptop. Why? Because NaNoWriMo. I have over 10,000 words to write in the next five days. Disclaimer: There are …

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How Not To NaNoWriMo

photo by Jon Linnell I’m not a huge fan of rules about writing. I don’t write every day, for starters. I neither write what I know nor do I not write what I don’t know. So there are very few blanket pronouncements I would make about writing, and I would …

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How I Won NaNoWriMo in My First (and Last?) Attempt

Last November I wrote over 50,000 words of a new novel and won my first National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Are you on the fence about participating this year? Do you have the same skeptical reaction I did every year? Let this post provide catharsis for your worries and guidance …

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Only 45 Shopping Days Until NaNoWriMo!

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. It seems like National Novel Writing Month comes earlier every year. Target and Walmart installed massive displays of pencils, pens, erasers, …

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