Oh no…It’s that time of year again: National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. Like splashing cold water on your face, the start of November wakes you up to the realization that only by writing can you complete a novel. After all, writers write, right?
To help you on your NaNoWriMo journey, here are 5 rules to avoid failure:
Write. You must write. After all, NaNoWriMo is not about quality, it is about quantity. 60,000 words must be written by the end of November. You have
3029 days, start calculating
- Reread. Grab your favourite novel and begin dissecting it. Ask yourself (repeatedly): Why do I love this novel? Aim to find 10 reasons. Take those reasons and apply them to your own work. Try to get your hands on a copy of Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose (it’s, also, available for Kindle).
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