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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…


NaNoWriMo Goals 2018

. November is almost here and for many a writer, that means one thing: NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is where writers from all over the world commit to the aim of writing 50,000 words of a novel during November. That equates to approximately 1,667 words each day….


We interrupt this transmission

It’s November, the eleventh month of the year. The month before Christmas. The month where men let their facial hair grow wild for a good cause, and the month where crazy writers around the world attempt to write 50,000 words of a novel in just 30 days. Yes, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is here….

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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…


Do you trust yourself?

Yesterday I read a wonderfully, brilliant and honest piece of writing from someone I admire very much. She will be a published author next year. She is Anna Spargo-Ryan. Anna is such a beautiful writer and has been such an inspiration in my writing aspirations. Yesterday she shared something over at Overland that all writers…