14 Posts To Read Before NaNoWriMo

 


This Sunday is November 1st! That means . . . NaNoWriMo!


In case you haven't heard of this before, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it's a challenge to write a whole novel in the month of November—50,000 words in just 30 days!


Though I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this year (and I've never done it before), I know several of you are! So, to help you get prepped and ready to go, I'm going to give you a short post with a list of 14 of my previous blog posts that will help you this month!


There are four categories: organization (4 posts), advice (6 posts), encouragement (2 posts), and fun stuff (2 posts).


Even if you're not participating in NaNoWriMo, you will definitely find these posts helpful!


Let's get started!


ORGANIZATION

5 TOOLS I CAN'T WRITE WITHOUT

Every writer has tools that he or she can't write about, and here are five of mine!

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ORGANIZING YOUR NOVEL FOR PLOTTERS!

Every writer needs to keep his or her ideas organized. Here's how I organize my novel as a PLOTTER!

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ORGANIZING YOUR NOVEL FOR PANTSERS!

Pantsers might not outline, but they can still keep organized. I used to be a pantser, so here's what I used to help me stay organized!

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HOW I ORGANIZE MY DRAFTS + FREE TEMPLATES (GUEST POST)

My friend Robin shares with us how she organizes her drafts. PLUS, she gives us free templates to use for our own books!

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ADVICE

HOW TO OVERCOME PERFECTIONISM

Do you struggle with perfectionism? Then you might want to check out this post! I talk about the struggle and how to overcome it.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO WRITE

NaNoWriMo can be a tough challenge when you're busy, so what do you do when you don't have time to write? Read this post to find out!

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HOW TO BE A CONSISTENT WRITER

Especially during NaNoWriMo, consistency is so important! But what does it look like, and how do you become a consistent writer?

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HOW I TURNED MY NOVELLA INTO A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL (AND HOW YOU CAN TOO!)

A while back, I wrote a post on how I turned my novella into a FULL-LENGTH novel. This post will give you ideas on how to lengthen your story to hit that 50k word count!

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SHOULD WRITERS WRITE EVERY DAY?

Ooh, good question! Especially with NaNoWriMo, you might want to write every day! But should you? In this post, I share why it's both good and bad writing advice to "write every day."

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DON'T EDIT WHILE YOU WRITE

Should you edit while you write? Will it help or hinder your progress? In this post, I share why this is both good and bad writing advice.

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ENCOURAGEMENT

5 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE GIVING UP ON YOUR WRITING

During NaNoWriMo, you'll probably get discouraged and frustrated with your writing. Maybe you'll want to just give up. Here are 5 things to do when you feel like giving up on your writing!

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5 THINGS TO DO WHEN WRITER'S BLOCK HITS

Oh, writer's block. Don't we all love it? NaNoWriMo is certainly not a fun time to have writer's block, so here are 5 things to do when it hits!

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FUN STUFF

MUSIC TO LISTEN TO WHILE WRITING

Do you need a list of music to listen to while you write—yet not get distracted? Here's a post that links to several amazing music selections!

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MUST-HAVE SNACKS FOR WRITERS

I asked other YDubbers what their favorite snacks and drinks are. Whether you're in the mood for sweet, salty, or healthy foods or yummy drinks, this post has some awesome suggestions!

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I hope you enjoyed this and found it helpful! Feel free to refer to this post whenever you need advice and encouragement for starting a project and sticking with it!


Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Are you ready? Which of these posts is your favorite?

2 comments:

  1. thanks so much! i read the one about organizing your novel for pantsers and it was so helpful!

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