NaNoWriMo’s Executive Director, Grant Faulkner, joined our December #BBchat Twitter Chat to discuss the revision process and what next steps writers should take with their novel in order to be successful.

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If you want to achieve real success as a writer, you have to take the steps to carve out a genuine opportunity for yourself. This includes taking some risks, making some sacrifices, and making changes to your daily life. Are you ready to do what it takes to write, publish, and promote the novel that will transform you into a successful writer? Here are steps you can take to make it happen.

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Grant Faulkner joined our January #BBchat to talk about editing after NaNoWriMo and the importance of “revision promises.”

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Revising your novel might be easier than you think – you already have a story to work with, and hopefully a constructive inner editor to play with. But having a plan and knowing what lies ahead will prepare you for the process.

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While the article "Amazon Bottlenecks Frustrating Indie Publishers" from Publisher's Weekly dates back to pre-holiday issues of indie book publishers having inventory tied up with Amazon, the potential backlash of returns – and a glut of inventory for these independents – could pose a significant problem in the next month.

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If you’re struggling to meet your daily NaNoWriMo word count, or any other writing goals, take a few minutes for some useful procrastination to help you hit your writing targets. Make a note of all the things that hold you back from writing, from all the things that prevent you from getting to the computer in the first place to the things that distract you in the middle of writing. When you look at the list, you will no doubt notice that, like the characters in your story, you have external and internal barriers.

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Much of the joy and discovery of creative writing comes from the process itself. I'm finding inspiration and motivation from the very characters I've created.

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