12 Tips for Drafting Forward During NaNoWriMo (And Beyond!)
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2w ago
We’re going to share the top tips we recommend to writers who want to try this method but don’t know where to start. Try these out during your next writing session to see how they help you ditch the distractions and make serious progress! , is a dedicated distraction-free drafting device designed just for writers to separate the drafting from the editing process and get words on the page. Today, the is here to share their top 12 tips for doing just that ..read more
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A Message from the NaNoWriMo Board of Directors
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2w ago
Please see below the breakdown of the work that has been done since we last shared an update with the community. Our intention is to keep you abreast of all we are doing to make NaNoWriMo a better, safer, place ..read more
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How to Write a Quality First Draft
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2w ago
However, there are some tricks to ensure that your first draft has plenty of usable content. These tips are also a great way to move your story along when you get stuck.  helps you turn your rough first draft into a clean, clear, publish-ready manuscript. Today,   shares some tips on how to make sure your first draft has some good bones to start with ..read more
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How a First-Timer Wrimo Landed Literary Representation
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2w ago
 shares her story on how NaNoWriMo helped her sign on with a literary agent! She also offers some lessons she learned from taking on the challenge — and maybe it’ll inspire you too! I received an offer on the manuscript I drafted during my first NaNoWriMo in 2022. Fun fact, I signed my contract during November in 2023, exactly a year after writing the book. Reflecting back, there were choices I made that I hope will give you insight into how your NaNoWriMo project could lead to securing representation ..read more
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How to Find Hope for Completing Your Writing Goals
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3M ago
Tomorrow it will be 3,266 days since I won NaNoWriMo. I look back on my projects thinking, “2,500 words a day is lightspeed. The words flowed so freely then, so quickly.” I want to be a writer–I am a writer. It is my identity, my purpose, my reason, yet I cannot bring myself to finish what I have begun. , is a writing and worldbuilding platform to help you create an immersive experience benefitting both authors and readers shares some words on having hope when writing feels overwhelming ..read more
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4 Alternatives to Popular Writing Advice
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3M ago
 If this popular advice isn’t working - try these alternatives!  offers some alternatives to popular writing advice that may be a better fit for your writing needs ..read more
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Pro Tips from a NaNo Coach: How to Write a Clean(ish) Fast Draft
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3M ago
And you know what? They were all a horrific mess. I did not learn how to do a clean and fast draft until my NINTH book, and I don’t think I would’ve ever learnt without the help of NaNoWriMo. So here are my tips on how to best tackle a sprint-a-thon like NaNo.  is here to share her advice on how to set yourself up for noveling success: —a free writers forum which I completely love and recommend to all aspiring writers—and I made a friend who convinced me to try doing NaNoWriMo. I was completely unconvinced, but I am a people-pleaser and I can never say no, so I agreed to try it for my sec ..read more
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Beyond the Word Count: A Book Editor’s Guide to Writing a First Draft
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4M ago
Even if you’re more of a ‘pantser’ than a ‘planner’, it’s really helpful to have an outline. I have two favourite approaches for this: the structure-first approach, and what I call the ‘Phoebe Waller-Bridge approach’.   , is a beautifully designed writing app for fiction writers. Today, they’ve partnered with , former book editor for Pan Macmillan and Penguin Random House, to bring you some pro tips on writing your first draft ..read more
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Write Meow! 4 Writing Tips Cats Teach Us
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4M ago
Here are a few writing lessons we can learn from cats. lets us know what our wise cat friends can teach us about writing ..read more
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Pro Tips from a NaNo Coach: How to Write a Novel in 30 Days
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4M ago
Welcome to the very first week of NaNoWriMo! I’ve done NaNoWriMo for (almost) every year since 2008. I’ve won some, I’ve lost some, but I’ve learned a lot along the way. In fact, I apply a lot of the tactics I learned in NaNoWriMo to all my writing. When I wrote my second book, is here to share her advice on how to set yourself up for noveling success: Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating , I ended up with a first draft of 74,000 words written in 30 days. That wasn’t something I would have thought possible in 2008 when I was slogging through my very first 50,000-word novel. That’s why I’m here ..read more
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