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10 Tips to help writers stay focused [Infographic]

We've crafted this incredibly simple but powerful infographic to help you do the little things to stay focused on writing. Print it out and tack it to your wall, make it your laptop wallpaper, or add your own contribution in the comment section. Then stop dawdling and write!
what motivates your characters

What really motivates your characters?

To get to the heart of what drives your characters, you need to find out what’s most important to them. Here are three exercises to find out what values drive your characters.
Grant Faulkner on Camp NaNoWriMo

#BBchat Recap: Camp NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner

bookbaby twitter chat recapFor the April edition of our #BBchat Twitter chat, we asked a few of our authors and literary friends from around the world, including Grant Faulkner (Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month) for his thoughts on Camp NaNoWriMo and how to stay motivated.

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo: how to manage your time, stay motivated, and keep the creativity...

NaNoWriMo: Write a Novel in One Month

Resources for authors that want to write a novel in less than a month

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is a little more than a week away. On November 1st, thousands of authors will start writing with the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by midnight on November 30th. That's a hell of a goal, and it requires that you write an average of 1,666 words per day for an entire month. Sound inspiring? Painful? A bit of both? It's really an amazing event fueled by the passion of a worldwide community of authors, and it might be just the thing you need to temporarily turn off your internal editor, experiment with new approaches to writing, and push your craft to the next level. But it won't be easy. That's why I've put together some info to help you prepare for this writing marathon (or is it a sprint?).

An outline for your writing process during NaNoWriMo

If you're going to finish a novel in 30 days, your schedule may look a little something like this...

Month of Writing Dangerously: a Short Film About NaNoWriMo

"Month of Writing Dangerously" is a short documentary about a writer trying to finish a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Did you attempt NaNoWriMo in 2012? I just received an email newsletter from my friend Justin Jude, a singer/songwriter from Portland, Oregon, who scored music for a short documentary about a writer trying to finish a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Check out Month of Writing Dangerously on Vimeo. Did you attempt National Novel Writing Month in 2012? Maybe this is your story too. So — now that a few months have passed, how do you think your NaNoWriMo experience changed your writing process? Let us know in the comments section below.

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.


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