NaNoWriMo | 5 Things Not to Do Until You Write “The End”

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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 30 29 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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