Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Conquer NaNoWriMo – Argh, I’m Behind!

If you’re like me, you’re keeping track of your NaNo word count. Maybe you have even diligently entered it into your dashboard at the NaNo website. Maybe you use a spreadsheet to monitor your word count and how you’re doing. … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – This is so hard!

NaNoWriMo has been going on for two weeks now. If you’re like me, you’re more or less on target for the 25,000 words mid-month. If you’re like most of my writing buddies on the NaNo site, you’re behind. And yet, … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – Help, I’m Stuck!

NaNoWriMo has been going for a week, and you’ve probably run into the bane of writing: You got stuck. Brain: Empty. Inspiration: None. Story: Utterly stuck in a dead corner And it’s easy to either panic in that moment or … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – Can I even do this?

Today is day 2 of NaNoWriMo. Maybe you struggled getting the necessary word count yesterday (1,667 words, btw.). Maybe, like me, you didn’t even make it that far. Maybe you already doubt you can do it again because it was … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – What now?

NaNo is over. The rush is over. The forced writing is over. And the divine inspiration and mad sprints are over. What remains might be a sense of accomplishment and… exhaustion. That’s totally okay. Acknowledge both. Celebrate. Get some rest. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – The Showdown

We’re in the last week of NaNoWriMo, and it is time for the showdown. You’ve been writing for three weeks now. You have gone through hell and heaven both while dealing with your story. You gained a lot of experience. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – The Bad Guys

Last week we talked about characters in general, but this week, we’ll talk about a special kind of character: the villain. The bad guy or gal. The nasty person that’s in our hero’s way. And it’s so easy to fall … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – Characters

Today is Day 10 of NaNoWriMo. That means you should be at ~16,000 words, and that is already pretty deep inside your story. In fact, you should be clearly beyond the introduction of your characters and stuff should be happening … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – No Plot! Arghhh!

When NaNoWriMo took off, Chris Baty, who instigated it, wrote a book called “No Plot, No Problem”. In fact, it is lying on my desk right now. Now, most authors fall somewhere on the spectrum that has plotters on one … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – Introduction

In 1999 a bunch of young men had a weird idea: Can we write a novel in just a single month? They knew it was a silly idea. They had no experience in writing. No classes. No clue. No plot. … Continue reading

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