Posts Tagged "NaNoWriMo"

6 Self-Editing Tips for NaNoWriMo Writers by Karin Beery

6 Self-Editing Tips for NaNoWriMo Writers by Karin Beery

By on Dec 5, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

If you participated in NaNoWriMo, congratulations! It’s not an easy thing to do – I did it once and haven’t tried it since, partly because the schedule is intense and partly because that manuscript continues to sit untouched. It’s a pretty terrible manuscript and it needs a lot of work. At some point I plan to resurrect it, but I haven’t convinced myself to do it...

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A More Balanced Equation by Cathy Rueter

A More Balanced Equation by Cathy Rueter

By on Nov 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Sometimes the plans we make for ourselves aren’t the ones God’s planned for us and our life equation gets all wobbly; unbalanced if you will.   So here’s the deal. I’m horrible at math. Especially when it comes to math as a balance in a life equation. My life equation. Case in point – NaNoWriMo. I have always admired writers who tackled the NaNoWriMo challenge. I...

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How to Achieve Your Word Count Goal by Janyre Tromp

How to Achieve Your Word Count Goal by Janyre Tromp

By on Nov 25, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Whether you’re participating in NanoWriMo or not, setting word count goals has long been toted as a way to get ‘er done. But if you’re anything like me, I set lofty goals (like attempting nearly 1,700 words every day for a month) and then, half way through, you’re dying. What’s a writer to do when faced with a looming deadline and short word counts? Here’s some...

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When Days Are Short and Words Are Few by Nathan North

When Days Are Short and Words Are Few by Nathan North

By on Nov 18, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

To those of you who aren’t participating in NaNoWriMo this year, welcome to another day in the life of a writer/editor/agent/human person. For those who are participating: Take a breathe and use this time as a short mental break. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when your time is up (I’m patient, but I’m also a winner). Over the course of my years participating in...

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Why Not Winning NanoWriMo Is Still Winning By Janyre Tromp

Why Not Winning NanoWriMo Is Still Winning By Janyre Tromp

By on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog | 9 comments

The first time I heard about NaNoWriMo was on a writing friend’s blog. I distinctly remember thinking that she was crazy—few keys short of a full keyboard. Who, in their right mind, could work a “real” job (whether that’s at the office and/or caring for small children) and write 50,000 words in four weeks? It had, after all, taken me several months to write the...

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