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3 things to know before attempting NaNoWriMo

Here we are again! It’s almost November, which for many writers and authors around the world means preparation time for National Novel Writing Month or it’s more affectionately known acronym; NaNoWriMo. So what is NaNoWriMo for those who don’t know? National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write…

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How I won NaNoWriMo 2018

When I decided to take the plunge and commit to NaNoWriMo 2018, I knew it would be touch and go for me to reach the 50k mark. As I wasn’t starting a new manuscript, but rather aiming to finish one already a quarter of the way in, my main aim was to finish the manuscript….

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NaNoWriMo 2016 is here

It’s almost here. The month where writers turn into cranky,zombies. Their fingers weary and eyes heavy, from late nights and early mornings tapping away at the keyboard to reach those 1,667 words each day for the month of November, All in order to be crowned a NaNoWriMo winner! What am I talking about? Well, November…

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3 Reasons to dive into NaNoWriMo

Next month over 300,000 writers will attempt to smash out 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month, or as it is more affectionately known, NaNoWriMo. Both amateur and professional writers are encouraged to join in the fun and reach that magical 50,000 word mark, so to proudly don the ‘winners’ badge with pride and satisfaction. This will…


Hitting the wall

{image credit}   Yesterday I was supposed to crack the 40,000 word mark of NaNoWriMo. That’s a big marker, as it’s only 10,000 words of the winning target figure. But I have hit a wall. Deciding to do NaNo this year was a last minute thing. I originally wasn’t planning on it at all. I…