12 articles that will help you write your next novel


Writing inspiration for the middle of NaNoWriMo

You’re only halfway through the first week of National Novel Writing Month, which means you’ve still got weeks to go, and tens of thousands of words left to write.

How’s it been so far? Inspiring? Exhilarating? Frustrating? Torturous?

Just in case you need a little novel-writing boost to get you through the first week of NaNoWriMo, I thought I’d share a handful of favorite BookBaby articles on the topic:

* Writers, Forget About Your Weaknesses!

* Top 3 Tips for Writing Your First Novel

* Janet Fitch’s 10 Tips That Can Help Any Writer

* Finishing Your Novel: How to Know When Your Book is Done

* Dangerous Writing: How to Amplify What’s at Stake in Your Novel

* Time Management Tips for Writers on a Deadline

* Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Writing

* The Guardian’s 10 Rules for Fiction Writers

* Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling

* Three Rules For Writing Well

* 3 Tips to Writing Better Action Scenes
* Using Beats to Bring Your Dialogue to Life: Turn the Beat Around

So really, how’s NaNoWriMo going for you? If you can spare a minute from your writing schedule, let me know about the process in the comments below.

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Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."



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