• The best app for NaNoWriMo – 30 Day Novel Write your novel in 30 days with the new app 30 Day Novel. Exercises, inspiration, and valuable advice to help you write a first draft of your novel from start to finish. Why the 30 Day Novel app is the best NaNoWriMo app out there: There are plenty of great word-counter apps, as well as […]
  • How to Get Past Fear and Procrastination and Write Your Novel Anyone who tells you that writing a novel is easy has probably never written one. Here are the five most common statements I hear from people who are struggling to write a novel: I don’t know where to begin. I’ve written a few chapters, but I can’t figure out where to go from here. I […]
  • Revision: first draft vs. final draft No one writes a perfect story, essay, or novel the first time around. That’s where revision comes in. The first draft contains everything you wanted to say. The final draft contains everything you needed to say—those things that are essential to the story. The first draft is likely to have more abstractions, while the final […]
  • NaNoWriMo Day 7 It’s day 7 of National Novel Writing Month. If you’re following the plan of writing about 1,660 words per day, you’ll have just shy of 12,000 words by the end of the today. If all is going well, by now, here’s what you have established in the past seven days: Your protagonist’s motivation Your setting–where […]
  • NaNoWriMo Day One 2013 Are you ready to draft a 50,000 word novel in 30 days? If so, you’ll be pleased to note that Thursday is the first day of the annual brouhaha known as National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo. On November 30, I’d like to catch up with the 160,000 or so folks who have signed up […]
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