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Time Management Tips for Writers on a Deadline

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is just around the corner. Authors all over the US will attempt to complete a 50k-word novel by the end of November. Crazy? Maybe—but it also might be just what the doctor ordered. Arbitrary deadlines and a sense of camaraderie with other writers may give someone the nudge they need to get started writing the next great American novel. By combining ambitious goals with a sense of fun, NaNoWriMo helps foster an atmosphere that is conducive to creating quantity AND quality. But that doesn't mean you won't have to call upon your inner resources (discipline, drive, determination—aren't those all the same thing?) in order to get things done!

Write a Novel in 30 Days: NaNoWriMo Begins Next Week!

5 days and counting until NaNoWriMo kicks off! Authors, are you ready to write a novel in 30 days? What’s this "NaNoWriMo" we speak of? NaNoWriMo is the abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month, the very cool concept of literally writing a novel in 30 days. Starting November 1st, authors are to start writing, with a goal of a 50,000-word novel by midnight on November 30th. You write on your time, your computer, and use whatever software you prefer and the folks at NaNoWriMo provide support and encouragement along the way. Sounds fun right? Well, lots of authors think so. Since NaNoWriMo began in 2000, they have grown from 140 participants in their first year to over 250,000 last year! To sign up as part of the NaNoWriMo community, click here. And watch our blog for writing tips and inspiration for your 30-day writing journey.

Finishing Your Novel: how to know when you’re done writing your book

How do you know when you're done writing your book?

Chances are your book is NOT done, and never will be; it's the same way a parent still sees a grown child as a work in progress. You're always going to want to go back and fix something, some new idea that caught you in the middle of the night, long after the work was published or forgotten.

Free NaNoWriMo eBooks on the Craft and Business of Writing

In support of National Novel Writing Month, Writer's Digest is offering 7 writing eBooks for FREE! From now through November 12th, you can get a free download of any of the following titles for Kindle,...

How to Write a Great eBook in Under a Month

We're one week into National Novel Writing Month! How's your book coming along? Crafting perfect prose with a deadline looming isn't easy. For those of you looking for a little extra encouragement or guidance,...

National Novel Writing Month: 30 days and nights of literary abandon!

Start writing your novel NOW! I mean, like, literally... right now! The clock is ticking. Have you ever wanted to complete a novel, but just never had that extra oomph the task required? National Novel Writing Month might...


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